On the deformation and fracture behaviour of a Zr-based glassy alloy

D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, A. Vinogradov, A. R. Yavari, S. Li, G. Xie, A. Inoue

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The deformation behaviour of Zr60Cu16Ni 14Al10 glassy alloy was found to exhibit cleavage-like fracture relief paired with typical vein patterns. The mirror-like cleavage area fraction is found to be comparable with that of vein areas. These two types of patterns alternate on the fracture surface in a direction normal to shear deformation. The structure of the studied alloy was characterised by X-ray diffractometry and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. A small volume fraction of crystals in the form of eutectic colonies were found here and there in the specimen. No distinct difference in the glassy structure of the cleavage-like fracture areas and the areas corresponding to vein patterns was found within the resolution of experimental techniques employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2979-2987
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Deformation
  • Fracture
  • Structure


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