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Title: Structural dynamics and rejuvenation during cryogenic cycling in a Zr-based metallic glass

Abstract

Subjecting metallic glasses repeatedly to liquid nitrogen temperature has become a popular method to homogeneously rejuvenate the material. Here in this paper we reveal the atomic-scale structural dynamics using in-situ x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) during and after cryogenic cycling of a Zr-based metallic glass in two structural states (plate and ribbon). Heterogeneous structural dynamics is observed at 300 K that changes to monotonic aging at 78 K. It is found that cryogenic cycling homogenizes the relaxation time distribution. This effect is much more pronounced in the ribbon, which is the only structural state that rejuvenates upon cycling. We furthermore reveal how fast atomic-scale dynamics is correlated with long-time structural relaxation times irrespective of the structural state, and that the ribbon exhibits unexpected additional fast atomic-scale relaxation in comparison to the plate material. A structural picture emerges that points towards heterogeneities in the fictive temperature as a requirement for cryogenic energy storage.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab.
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  3. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab.; Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Berlin (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1659103
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1703878
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 196; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; cryogenic cycling; metallic glass; rejuvenation; relaxation; structural dynamics

Citation Formats

Das, A., Dufresne, E. M., and Maaß, R.. Structural dynamics and rejuvenation during cryogenic cycling in a Zr-based metallic glass. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.063.
Das, A., Dufresne, E. M., & Maaß, R.. Structural dynamics and rejuvenation during cryogenic cycling in a Zr-based metallic glass. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.063
Das, A., Dufresne, E. M., and Maaß, R.. Tue . "Structural dynamics and rejuvenation during cryogenic cycling in a Zr-based metallic glass". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.063. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1659103.
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abstractNote = {Subjecting metallic glasses repeatedly to liquid nitrogen temperature has become a popular method to homogeneously rejuvenate the material. Here in this paper we reveal the atomic-scale structural dynamics using in-situ x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) during and after cryogenic cycling of a Zr-based metallic glass in two structural states (plate and ribbon). Heterogeneous structural dynamics is observed at 300 K that changes to monotonic aging at 78 K. It is found that cryogenic cycling homogenizes the relaxation time distribution. This effect is much more pronounced in the ribbon, which is the only structural state that rejuvenates upon cycling. We furthermore reveal how fast atomic-scale dynamics is correlated with long-time structural relaxation times irrespective of the structural state, and that the ribbon exhibits unexpected additional fast atomic-scale relaxation in comparison to the plate material. A structural picture emerges that points towards heterogeneities in the fictive temperature as a requirement for cryogenic energy storage.},
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