Nanoindentation experiments of a Ti45Zr16Be20Cu10Ni9 bulk metallic glass and partially vitrified nano-composite metallic glass matrix have been performed under a constant maximum load of 10 mN and constant loading rate of 0.08 mN s-1 with the aim of comparative study of their micro-plastic deformation behavior. Remarkable difference in deformation behavior was found in load-displacement curves of nanoindentation and pile-up morphologies around the indents. The difference in shear banding behavior has been attributed to the presence of nanosized icosahedral particles in amorphous matrix.
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The authors are grateful to the Global Research Laboratory program. One of the authors (D.K. Misra) gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the Korean Ministry of Education under grant BK-21 programme.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry