Deformation-induced martensitic transformation in Cu-Zr-(Al,Ti) bulk metallic glass composites

S. Pauly, J. Das, J. Bednarcik, N. Mattern, K. B. Kim, D. H. Kim, J. Eckert

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Plastic deformation of Cu-Zr-(Al,Ti) bulk metallic glass (BMG) composites induces a martensitic phase transformation from the B2 to the B19′ CuZr phase. Addition of Ti to binary Cu-Zr increases the temperature above which the B2 CuZr phase becomes stable. This affects the phase formation upon quenching in Cu-Zr-Ti BMG composites. The deformation-induced martensitic transformation is believed to cause the strong work hardening and to contribute to the large compressive deformability with plastic strains up to 15%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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