Measuring elastic energy density of bulk metallic glasses by nanoindentation

K. Wang, D. Pan, M. W. Chen, W. Zhang, X. M. Wang, A. Inoue

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    The elastic energy storing capability of bulk metallic glasses was evaluated by employing depth-sensing nanoindentation. The elastic energy densities of four glassy alloys, determined by nanoindentation measurements, are fairly close to their theoretical values estimated from elastic modulus and theoretical strength. This study provides an accurate and quick method to measure the elastic properties of bulk metallic glasses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1981-1984
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Transactions
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug


    • Bulk metallic glass
    • Elastic energy density
    • Elasticity
    • Nanoindentation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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