The thermal history effect on shear band initiation in metallic glass

S. Wang, Y. F. Ye, San-Qiang Shi, Y. Yang

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The effect of thermal history on shear band initiation in metallic glass is investigated with spherical nanoindentation. Our results clearly show that the indentation size effect on the metallic-glass hardness varies systematically with the thermal history, which is in excellent agreement with the softening-induced shear-band initiation model we recently developed. On a fundamental level, the outcome of our research establishes a correlation between the shear modulus and the critical length scale for initiating an autocatalytic shear-band growth in metallic glasses.
Original languageEnglish
Article number245113
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2016

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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