02.01.2005

Highly plastic metallic glasses

Plastic deformation in metallic glasses typically occurs in a highly localized manner, limiting the plasticity to less than 2%. Most efforts to overcome the problem of limited plasticity have focused on metallic glass–crystalline nanocomposites, but Jan Schroers and William Johnson (Physical Review Letters 93, 255506; 2004) have now reported a monolithic bulk metallic glass with a plasticity of up to 20%.

Highly plastic metallic glasses

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