Mechanical response of amorphous ZrCuTi/PdCuSi nanolaminates under nanoindentation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1119
Journal / PublicationSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number6
Online published7 Aug 2011
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


In this paper, the relationship between mechanical response and shear band evolution for ZrCuTi (ZCT)/PdCuSi (PCS) nanolaminates under nanoindentation is discussed. Comparing to the monolithic amorphous ZCT and PCS films, the ZCT/PCS nanolaminates exhibit enhanced hardness and a more homogenous deformation mode. Cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy observations show that the shear-band patterns beneath the indent in ZCT/PCS nanolaminates are irregular and convoluted, and appear to be a mixture of the semi-circular shear bands and radial shear bands.

Research Area(s)

  • Nanoindentation, Shear band, Thin film metallic glass