Pronounced tensile plasticity at room temperature in a Au65Cu10.5Ag7.5Si17 metallic glass

J. C. Qiao, H. Wang, J. M. Pelletier, H. Kato

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We report a pronounced tensile plasticity in a Au65Cu10.5Ag7.5Si17 metallic glass at room temperature. The tensile strength of the metallic glass decreases by decreasing the strain rate. Plastic deformation is heterogeneous and many percolating shear bands are observed on the fracture surface. In parallel, dynamic mechanical analysis indicates the absence of a pronounced secondary (or β) relaxation. Therefore, no correlation is observed between the relaxation behavior and the tensile plasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 10


  • Bulk amorphous alloys
  • Shear bands
  • Superplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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