Localized shear deformation and fracture in a Zr-based bulk metallic glass

Tatsuya Morikawa, Tetsuro Kawada, Kenji Higashida

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Abstract

Behaviors of fracture and deformation in a Zr-Al-Ni-Cu bulk metallic glass(BMG) was investigated by using three-point bending tests. Apparent fracture toughness obtained by bending test was 40MPam1/2 which is comparable to the value of ductile crystalline metals. This high toughness of the BMG should be understood by the crack-tip plasticity as well as crystalline metals. It is well known that plastic deformation occurs very inhomogeneously when BMGs are deformed at room temperature. Such inhomogeneity is manifested by the appearance of surface steps caused by localized shear deformation. In the present study, the surface steps due to the localized shear bands near a fracture surface have been examined in detail by using SEM and AFM, where much attention has been paid on the variation of the surface step height measured along the localized shear band. The variation of the step height indicates the gradient of plastic shear deformation, and it can be understood, in principle, as the introduction of elastic singularities corresponding dislocations in the case of crystalline materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupplement to THERMEC 2006, 5th International Conference on PROCESSING and MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED MATERIALS, THERMEC 2006
Pages2094-2099
Number of pages6
Volume539-543
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 4 2006Jul 8 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 2
Volume539-543
ISSN (Print)02555476

Other

Other5th International Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - THERMEC'2006
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/4/067/8/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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