Structural relaxation affecting shear-transformation avalanches in metallic glasses.

  title={Structural relaxation affecting shear-transformation avalanches in metallic glasses.},
  author={Tomoaki Niiyama and Masato Wakeda and Tomotsugu Shimokawa and Shigenobu Ogata},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={100 4-1},
Avalanche behaviors, characterized by power-law statistics and structural relaxation that induces shear localization in amorphous plasticity, play an essential role in deciding the mechanical properties of amorphous metallic solids (i.e., metallic glasses). However, their interdependence is still not fully understood. To investigate the influence of structural relaxation on elementary avalanche behavior, we perform molecular-dynamics simulations for the shear deformation test of metallic… 
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