The initiation of shear band formation in deformed metallic glasses from soft localized domains

  title={The initiation of shear band formation in deformed metallic glasses from soft localized domains},
  author={Xinyi Wang and Hao Zhang and Jack F. Douglas},
  journal={The Journal of Chemical Physics},
  • Xinyi Wang, Hao Zhang, J. Douglas
  • Published 2 September 2021
  • Physics
  • The Journal of Chemical Physics
It has long been thought that shear band (SB) formation in amorphous solids initiates from relatively 'soft' regions in the material in which large-scale non-affine deformations become localized. The test of this hypothesis requires an effective means of identifying 'soft' regions and their evolution as the material is deformed to varying degrees, where the metric of 'softness' must also account for the effect of temperature on local material stiffness. We show that the mean square atomic… Expand


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