The size-dependent non-localized deformation in a metallic alloy

C Zhong and H Zhang and QP Cao and XD Wang and DX Zhang and JZ Jiang, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, 101, 48-51 (2015).

DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2015.01.015

The tensile behaviors of Cu50Zr50 metallic glass (MG) films with the same cooling history as a function of film thickness are systematically studied by molecular dynamics simulations. It clearly reveals that with decreasing film thickness, a transition from the localized deformation to the non-localized deformation indeed occurs in Cu50Zr50 MG films, which might be a general phenomenon for all MGs. The thickness-dependent deformation mode change observed here, is then reasonably explained by the Griffith crack-propagation criterion. (C) 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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