Localization of plastic deformation along shear bands in Vitreloy bulk metallic glass during high pressure torsion

Zsolt Kovács, Erhard Schafler, Péter Szommer, Ádám Révész

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Microscopic plastic behavior of high purity commercial Vitreloy 1b glassy disks subjected to high pressure torsion was investigated by analyzing the distortion of a marker grid produced by focused ion beam milling. Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy are applied to measure offsets of shear bands at the surface. Unlike in other macroscopic deformation tests, short and wavy shear bands with submicron offsets and substantial normal offset components are observed indicating concurrent formation of numerous bands. Material pile-ups along major shear bands result in healing of the glass counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2014



  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Deformation
  • High pressure torsion
  • Shear band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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