Plastic deformation energy of bulk metallic glasses

K. Wang, M. W. Chen, D. Pan, T. Fujita, W. Zhang, X. M. Wang, A. Inoue

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We develop a new method to characterize the plastic deformation energy (PDE) of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) using depth-sensitive nanoindentation. In this work, six BMGs with different ductility were investigated by measuring their PDE of the first pop-in events during loading. The PDEs of these BMGs are found to be closely correlated to their ductility. The ductile BMGs have smaller PDE values whereas the brittle BMGs have larger values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 25


  • Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs)
  • Ductility
  • Nanoindentation
  • Plastic deformation energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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