Tunable elastic heterogeneity caused by deformation-induced magnetization in flexible metallic glass

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  • B. Huang
  • A.D. Wang
  • C.L. Zhao
  • Q. Wang


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Online published8 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2017


In this letter we explore the magnetization effect on mechanical properties of a ductile Fe83C1B11Si2P3 metallic glass (MG). We firstly demonstrate that magnetic anisotropy can be systematically created by plastic deformation using high-load Berkovich indentation, and then provide compelling evidence by subsequent spherical nanoindentation which reveals tunable magnetization-induced submicron elastic heterogeneity. A new mechanism of magnetomechanical interaction, different from the alteration of “flow defect”, is proposed for explaining the apparent softening in the region without plastic deformation. Our studies have significance for modification and controlling of the microstructure and mechanical properties of MGs with respect to magnetic effect.

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  • Magnetic force microscopy, Magnetomechanical interaction, Metallic glass, Nanoindentation

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