Improved thermal stability and ductility of flux-treated Pd40Ni40Si4P16 BMG

N. Chen, D. Pan, D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, G. Q. Xie, M. W. Chen, A. Inoue

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In this paper, we report on significantly enhanced plasticity in addition to improvement of thermal stability in Pd40Ni40Si4P16 bulk metallic glass (BMG) by flux treatment. With fluxing, the plastic strain was remarkably enhanced from approximately 3% to up to 52%, which likely correlates with a larger volume of shear transformation zones. It is suggested that the flux treatment is not only a good approach to improve the thermal stability but may be a promising way to enhance the plasticity of BMGs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • Ductility
  • Fluxing
  • Metallic glass
  • Undercooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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