Analysis of the anelastic deformation of high-entropy Pd20Pt20Cu20Ni20P20 metallic glass under stress relaxation and recovery

Y. J. Duan, L. T. Zhang, T. Wada, H. Kato, E. Pineda, D. Crespo, J. M. Pelletier, J. C. Qiao

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The anelastic deformation behavior of Pd20Pt20Cu20Ni20P20 high-entropy metallic glass was probed by monitoring the stress relaxation and recovery processes. The stress relaxation under consecutive strain steps can be described by the Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts (KWW) function. In addition, considering a hierarchy of relaxation processes related to the structural heterogeneity, a constitutive model is proposed in order to describe the whole process of stress relaxation and determine the contribution of different time scales. Moreover, a crossover from stochastic activation to percolation of flow defects with the ultimate strain can be observed during stress relaxation process. The anelastic recovery process after a strain step is studied as a function of the initial strain level and characterized by means of a direct spectrum analysis. The peaks in the recovery time-spectra revealed the evolution of flow defects in Pd20Pt20Cu20Ni20P20 high-entropy metallic glass. The understanding of the atomic free-volume zones effect and the anelastic deformation provides important insight into how atomic structural features affect the deformation behavior of high-entropy metallic glasses, and may provide a new avenue into the improvement of their mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-91
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr 30


  • Anelastic deformation
  • Flow defects
  • Free-volume zones
  • High-entropy metallic glass
  • Stress relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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