ZrCu-based bulk metallic glass composites with large strain-hardening capability

F. F. Wu, Kang Cheung Chan, S. H. Chen, S. S. Jiang, G. Wang

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A large tensile plastic deformation was achieved in ZrCu-based metallic glass composites with a metastable B2 phase. It was found that the B2 phase can effectively promote the density of the stress concentration sites and enhance the formation and interaction of multiple shear bands, which significantly stabilize the tensile plastic deformation of metallic glass composites. Based on the concept of the normalized strain-hardening rate, the critical volume fraction for the stable tensile plastic deformation of metallic glass composites was determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-506
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • Fracture
  • Metallic glass composite
  • Plastic deformation
  • Tensile plasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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