Plasticity enhancement of bulk amorphous alloys via equal channel angular pressing

Chang Myeon Lee, Seung Yong Shin, Nack J. Kim, Jae Chul Lee

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This study investigated the effect of excess free volume generated by the application of elastic shear stress on the mechanical properties of bulk amorphous alloys. A shear deforming device that can create excess free volume without fracturing samples was designed. With repeated elastic stress, the plasticity of shear-deformed amorphous alloys increased, while the yield strength decreased. These behaviors were analyzed from the perspective of the microsturctural changes characterized by the free volume generation, and quantified using the effective activation energy for crystallization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr


  • Bulk amorphous alloy
  • ECAP
  • Free volume
  • Plasticity
  • Shear stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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