Deformation behavior of a TiZr-based metallic glass composite containing dendrites in the supercooled liquid region

Wu Longjun, Zhu Zhengwang, Liu Dingming, Fu Huameng, Li Hong, Wang Aimin, Zhang Hongwei, Li Zhengkun, Zhang Long, Zhang Haifeng

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The deformation behavior of a TiZr-based bulk metallic glass composite (BMGC) was characterized in the supercooled liquid region (SLR) from 623 K to 693 K. It was observed that the alloy exhibits the deformation behavior from work softening at low temperatures to work hardening at high temperatures. The yield stress and overshoot stress decrease remarkably with the increase of temperature, accompanied by superplasticity. The results showed that the crystallization occurred in the amorphous matrix for the post-deformation samples and the volume fraction of the corresponding crystallization products increased with increasing testing temperature. It is implied that the work hardening behavior was closely associated with the crystallization of the amorphous matrix. The tensile stress can accelerate the crystallization of amorphous matrix and the martensitic transformation of dendrite phases, which implies that the thermal stability of the alloy decreases under tension. These findings shed light on designing new BMGCs with high mechanical performance as well as the good SLR formability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-70
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
StatePublished - Jan 15 2020


  • Bulk metallic glass composite
  • Crystallization
  • Superplasticity
  • Tension
  • Work hardening ability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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