Large compressive plasticity in a la-based glass-crystal composite

Shantanu V. Madge, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Akihisa Inoue, Alan Lindsay Greer

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La55Al25Cu10Ni10 metallic glass has been reinforced with 325-mesh Ta particles to obtain ex situ glass-crystal composites. The composites show a high compressive plasticity (40%) with a minor reduction (~8%) in yield strength—a combination unprecedented for La-based systems and even surpassing some Zr-based glassy composites that utilize a tougher matrix. However, it is also found that the plastic strain is apparently sensitive to defects, like oxides, in the glassy matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1


  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Composites
  • Plasticity
  • Toughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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