A high resolution electron microscopy examination of the fractured Cu 50Zr43Al7 amorphous alloy revealed abundant nanocrystallites that had precipitated homogeneously in an amorphous matrix. The mechanism underlying the deformation-induced nanocrystallization behavior observed in a monolithic amorphous alloy was examined from thermodynamic and kinetic perspectives.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a grant (R01-2004-000-10891-0) from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation.
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- Amorphous alloy
- Deformation-induced nanocrystallite
- Uniaxial compression
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys