The study of loading rate effect of a Cu-based bulk metallic glass during nanoindentation

K. W. Chen, S. R. Jian, P. J. Wei, J. S.C. Jang, Jen-Fin Lin

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In this study, the nanoindentation behavior of a Cu-Zr-Al-Ag bulk metallic glass was investigated at various loading rates. It is found that the load-displacement curve of indentation exhibits a significant serration of displacement jumps (pop-ins). The experiment data show that the depths of the pop-in site are a geometric series. The size of pop-ins increases with indentation depth but decreases with loading rate; a larger applied loading rate leads to smaller pop-ins during the indentation process. However, the experimental results indicate that the loading rate has no influence on the depth ratio of pop-in sites. FIB observation and TEM diffraction patterns show that the microstructure of the BMG material remained amorphous irrespective of the presence shear bands.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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