Achieving structural rejuvenation in metallic glass by modulating β relaxation intensity via easy-to-operate mechanical cycling

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Author(s)

  • L.T. Zhang
  • Y.J. Wang
  • E. Pineda
  • Y. Yang
  • J.C. Qiao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number103402
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Plasticity
Volume157
Online published18 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022

Abstract

Structural rejuvenation is an effective measure to optimize the mechanical properties of metallic glasses (MGs). Sophisticated solutions to rejuvenation include thermal cycling, laser shocking, and multiaxial stress loading. Here, we propose an easy-to-operate mechanical cycling as an alternative strategy to tailor the mechanical relaxation, deformation, and structural heterogeneity of MGs. Structural rejuvenation in a La-based MG is achieved via mechanical cycling even at very few cycles (102 tension load cycles) and low frequencies (10-3 Hz). The results manifest intuitively the competition between structural relaxation and rejuvenation, which constitutes the structural evolution in MGs. A theoretical model is constructed which reveals a scenario that mechanical cycling wakes up frozen flow defect, accelerating creep and, thus, enhancing the β relaxation in MGs. Therefore, this handy anti-ageing methodology provides an alternative pathway to optimize the mechanical properties of MGs. It also contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the structure-property relationship in amorphous materials, especially with regard to the correlation between structural rejuvenation and relaxation behavior in such topologically disordered materials.

Research Area(s)

  • Anelasticity, Mechanical cycling, Metallic glass, Rejuvenation, β relaxation

Citation Format(s)

Achieving structural rejuvenation in metallic glass by modulating β relaxation intensity via easy-to-operate mechanical cycling. / Zhang, L.T.; Wang, Y.J.; Pineda, E. et al.
In: International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 157, 103402, 10.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review