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Toughness of as-cast and partially crystallized composites of a bulk metallic glass

Raghavan, R and Shastry, VV and Kumar, A and Jayakumar, T and Ramamurty, U (2009) Toughness of as-cast and partially crystallized composites of a bulk metallic glass. In: Intermetallics, 17 (10). pp. 835-839.

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The deformation and fracture response of a bulk metallic glass (BMG) post-annealing above the glass transition temperature is examined. The toughness of the glass-matrix composite exhibits a sharp transition beyond a critical volume fraction of crystallization to values as low as that of brittle silicate glass. Instrumented indentation tests supplemented by impact tests were used to study this ductile to brittle transition exhibited by the partially crystallized samples. Indentation on the anneal-embrittled specimens shows lateral cracks in addition to cracks along the corners. The applicability of the Poisson's ratio-toughness correlation with respect to partially crystallized samples is also investigated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Intermetallics
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Glasses, metallic;Fracture toughness;Mechanical properties, theory
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2009 07:47
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21843

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