Evolution of shear banding flows in metallic glasses characterized by molecular dynamics

L Yao and YW Luan, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 119, 234303 (2016).

DOI: 10.1063/1.4953816

To reveal the evolution of shear banding flows, one-dimensional nanostructure metallic glass composites have been studied with molecular dynamics. The inherent size determines the initial thickness of shear bands, and the subsequent broadening can be restricted to some extent. The vortex-like flows evoke the atomic motion perpendicular to the shear plane, which accelerates the interatomic diffusion. The reduction of local strain rate causes the flow softening for monolithic Cu-Zr glass, but the participation of Cu-atoms in the shear banding flow gradually leads to the shear hardening for the composites. Published by AIP Publishing.

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