Thermal and mechanical behaviors of Cu-Zr amorphous alloys

Oh Jib Kwon, Young Kook Lee, Sang Ok Park, Jae Chul Lee, Yu Chan Kim, Eric Fleury

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The thermal and mechanical properties of 1 mm diameter rod specimens were investigated over a wide composition range of the Cu-Zr binary alloy system. Our results indicated that alloys with composition near Cu-36 at.% Zr have a higher activation energy and a lower plastic deformation during compression test than those of compositions near Cu-50 at.% Zr. A relationship between the activation energy and the plastic deformation could be worked out suggesting that the lower is the activation energy to crystallization, the larger is the plastic deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant (code # 05K1501-00510) from ‘Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology’ under the ‘21st Century Frontier R&D Programs’ of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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