Title: Origin of serrated flow in bulk metallic glasses
Authors: Xie, Xie
Lo, Yu-Chieh
Tong, Yang
Qiao, Junwei
Wang, Gongyao
Ogata, Shigenobu
Qi, Hairong
Dahmen, Karin A.
Gao, Yanfei
Liaw, Peter K.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords: Bulk metallic glasses;Thermoplasticity;Serrated flow;Kinetic Monte-Carlo
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2019
Abstract: Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) possess amorphous structure and show unique mechanical properties, such as extremely high strength and excellent damage tolerance, entitling them as potential structural materials. So far a great amount of work has been conducted to study BMGs' macroscopic mechanical properties and examine corresponding microscopic deformation defects. However, the connection between macroscopic inhomogeneous deformation at room temperature and microscopic deformation carriers is still poorly understood, due to the lack of an appropriate experimental technique to directly probe the inhomogeneous deformation process on the proper spatial and temporal scales. Here we present the deformation details via in situ thermal imaging about the evolution of heat bands associated with successive serration behavior. For the first time, our experimental work clarifies the coupling of serrated flows with shear band activities, especially the often omitted fine serrations induced by shear band nucleation or the early stage of propagation. Meanwhile, serration behavior of BMGs is simulated through the kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) method by integrating local heating (thermal softening and beta-relaxation) effects, which exhibits good agreement with experimental results. These findings will advance our fundamental understanding of the shear band operation down to microscopic level, which may shed light on the control of shear banding for the application of BMGs. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2018.11.015
ISSN: 0022-5096
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.11.015
Volume: 124
Begin Page: 634
End Page: 642
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