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Title: On the origin of elastic strain limit of bulk metallic glasses

All bulk metallic glasses exhibit a large and almost universal elastic strain limit. Here, we show that the magnitude of the yield strain of the glass state can be quantitatively derived from a characteristic property of the flow state typical in running shear bands (the root cause of yielding). The strain in the shear flow is mostly plastic, but associated with it there is an effective elastic atomic strain. The latter is almost identical for very different model systems in our molecular dynamics simulations, such that the corresponding yield strain is universal at any given homologous temperature.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 (United States)
  2. Chemical and Engineering Materials Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22257086
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; METALLIC GLASSES; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; SHEAR; STRAINS