Tensile plasticity in metallic glasses with pronounced β relaxations.

@article{Yu2012TensilePI,
  title={Tensile plasticity in metallic glasses with pronounced β relaxations.},
  author={Hailong Yu and Xuan Shen and Zuankai Wang and Lei Gu and Wei Wang and H. Y. Bai},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={015504}
}
Metallic glasses are commonly brittle, as they generally fail catastrophically under uniaxial tension. Here we show pronounced macroscopic tensile plasticity achieved in a La-based metallic glass which possesses strong β relaxations and nanoscale heterogeneous structures. We demonstrate that the β relaxation is closely correlated with the activation of the… CONTINUE READING