Deformation-enhanced hierarchical multiscale structure heterogeneity in a Pd-Si bulk metallic glass

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Author(s)

  • Sinan Liu
  • Lifeng Wang
  • Jiacheng Ge
  • Zhenduo Wu
  • Yubin Ke
  • Qiang Li
  • Baoan Sun
  • Tao Feng
  • Yuan Wu
  • J.T. Wang
  • Horst Hahn
  • Jonathan D. Almer
  • Si Lan

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-55
Journal / PublicationActa Materialia
Volume200
Online published3 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Abstract

The multiscale structures in a Pd82Si18 binary bulk metallic glass before and after deformation were studied using electron microscopies, high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction, and small-angle scattering techniques. The experimental results revealed an enhancement of hierarchical structure heterogeneities on multiple length scales after deformation. Hierarchical multiple shear bands of high number density were observed after bending, introducing complex but periodically distributed residual strain. Pair distribution function analysis revealed that the connectivity of the short-range clusters on the medium-range scale determines the packing density difference between the tension side and the compression side in the sample after bending. In-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study also revealed a transformation of connection modes among short-range clusters under uniaxial tension and compression, which is consistent with those of triaxial tension/compression parts upon bending in Pd82Si18 glassy alloys. The nanoscale heterogeneities for metallic glasses after deformation observed by small-angle scattering and transmission electron microscopy may be attributed to the nanoscale amorphous phase separation and interacting multiple shear bands enhanced by plastic deformation. Our findings suggested that the enhancement of hierarchical heterogeneous structure on multiple length scales may explain the excellent plasticity of Pd-Si glassy alloys, deepening the understanding of structure-property relation during plastic deformation in metallic glasses.

Research Area(s)

  • Bulk metallic glass, Hierarchical heterogeneities, Work-hardening

Citation Format(s)

Deformation-enhanced hierarchical multiscale structure heterogeneity in a Pd-Si bulk metallic glass. / Liu, Sinan; Wang, Lifeng; Ge, Jiacheng; Wu, Zhenduo; Ke, Yubin; Li, Qiang; Sun, Baoan; Feng, Tao; Wu, Yuan; Wang, J.T.; Hahn, Horst; Ren, Yang; Almer, Jonathan D.; Wang, Xun-li; Lan, Si.

In: Acta Materialia, Vol. 200, 11.2020, p. 42-55.

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