Formation and mechanical properties of Pd-Si binary bulk metallic glasses

Na Chen, Hongxia Zhang, Ke Fu Yao

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    Glassy spherical samples in the diameters up to 10 mm were produced in a binary Pd-Si alloy system. These Pd-Si bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) combine high strength of about 1600 MPa and superplasticity of over 70% together. In addition to abundant micrometer-scale shear bands, 10-20 nanometer-sized shear bands were also observed on the side surface of the deformed sample. The excellent ductility shown by the Pd-Si BMGs is suggested to arise from the nanoscale structural inhomogeneity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number647197
    JournalAdvances in Materials Science and Engineering
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Engineering(all)


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