The thermal and mechanical properties of 1 mm diameter rod specimens were investigated over a wide composition range of the Cu-Zr binary alloy system. Our results indicated that alloys with composition near Cu-36 at.% Zr have a higher activation energy and a lower plastic deformation during compression test than those of compositions near Cu-50 at.% Zr. A relationship between the activation energy and the plastic deformation could be worked out suggesting that the lower is the activation energy to crystallization, the larger is the plastic deformation.
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This research was supported by a grant (code # 05K1501-00510) from ‘Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology’ under the ‘21st Century Frontier R&D Programs’ of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering