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Extending the range of the glassy state: Exploring structure and property limits in metallic glasses

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙434˙090 €
 EC max contribution 2˙434˙090 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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 Project objective

Metallic glasses (MGs), among the most actively studied metallic materials, have attractive mechanical properties (high elastic limit) but show work-softening and lack ductility. Recent work suggests the as-cast state of MGs can be much altered by thermomechanical treatments: rejuvenation (to higher energy) offers improved plasticity (perhaps even desirable work-hardening); relaxation (to lower energy) offers access to ultrastable states. Work of the PI has just shown that even simple thermal cycling can induce rejuvenation comparable with that from heavy plastic deformation, while elastic stress cycling can accelerate annealing. The research aims to extend the range of glassy states and to explore the consequences of unusual states, particularly for mechanical properties and for phase stability/crystallization. One possible limit to rejuvenation is the onset of fast crystallization. This regime will be studied for its relevance to crystallization of melts of low glass-forming ability, of interest to fill a gap in existing crystal-growth theory and for application in phase-change memory. Nine work-packages address these and further issues: exploitation of inhomogeneity in MGs to improve properties and enable processing, e.g. to permit stress relief without accompanying undesirable embrittlement; probing the maximum extent of anisotropy in MGs and the links between anisotropic structure and flow. Complementing the many mechanical and structural studies, molecular-dynamics simulations will be used to identify local events relating to rejuvenation/relaxation, to characterize (at atomic level) the anisotropy induced by anelastic strain and viscoplastic flow, to characterize the processes at the solid/liquid interface in pure-metal systems to understand crystal-growth mechanisms, especially why growth of ccp metals is so fast (and glass-forming ability very low). From preliminary results, it is expected that properties can be widened much beyond those of as-cast MGs.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 S. Sohrabi, M. X. Li, H. Y. Bai, J. Ma, W. H. Wang, A. L. Greer
Energy storage oscillation of metallic glass induced by high-intensity elastic stimulation
published pages: 81901, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5140208
Applied Physics Letters 116/8 2020-03-11
2017 Jiri Orava, A. Lindsay Greer
Classical-nucleation-theory analysis of priming in chalcogenide phase-change memory
published pages: 226-235, ISSN: 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.08.013
Acta Materialia 139 2020-03-11
2017 F. F. Han, A. Inoue, Y. Han, F. L. Kong, S. L. Zhu, E. Shalaan, F. Al-Marzouki, A. L. Greer
Novel Heating-Induced Reversion during Crystallization of Al-based Glassy Alloys
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep46113
Scientific Reports 7/1 2020-03-11
2018 H.W. Bi, A. Inoue, F.F. Han, Y. Han, F.L. Kong, S.L. Zhu, E. Shalaan, F. Al-Marzouki, A.L. Greer
Novel deformation-induced polymorphic crystallization and softening of Al-based amorphous alloys
published pages: 90-99, ISSN: 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.01.016
Acta Materialia 147 2020-03-11
2017 P. Palomino Rico, D.G. Papageorgiou, A.L. Greer, G.A. Evangelakis
The atomistic mechanism of fast relaxation processes in Cu65Zr35 glass
published pages: 290-296, ISSN: 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.06.028
Acta Materialia 135 2020-03-11
2019 Baran Sarac, Yurii P. Ivanov, Tolga Karazehir, Marlene Mühlbacher, Baris Kaynak, A. Lindsay Greer, A. Sezai Sarac, Jürgen Eckert
Ultrahigh hydrogen-sorbing palladium metallic-glass nanostructures
published pages: 1481-1487, ISSN: 2051-6347, DOI: 10.1039/c9mh00316a
Materials Horizons 6/7 2020-03-11
2019 F. Wang, A. Inoue, F.L. Kong, S.L. Zhu, E. Shalaan, F. Al-Marzouki, W.J. Botta, C.S. Kiminami, Yu.P. Ivanov, A.L. Greer
Formation, stability and ultrahigh strength of novel nanostructured alloys by partial crystallization of high-entropy (Fe0.25Co0.25Ni0.25Cr0.125Mo0.125)86‒89B11‒14 amorphous phase
published pages: 50-61, ISSN: 1359-6454, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.03.019
Acta Materialia 170 2020-03-11
2019 Jiri Orava, Ivan Kaban, Monika Benkocka, Xiaoliang Han, Ivan Soldatov, A. Lindsay Greer
Fast-heating-induced formation of metallic-glass/crystal composites with enhanced plasticity
published pages: 198-205, ISSN: 0040-6031, DOI: 10.1016/j.tca.2019.03.029
Thermochimica Acta 677 2020-03-11
2020 J. Pan, Yu. P. Ivanov, W. H. Zhou, Y. Li, A. L. Greer
Strain-hardening and suppression of shear-banding in rejuvenated bulk metallic glass
published pages: 559-562, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2016-3
Nature 578/7796 2020-03-11
2019 D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, J. Jiang, A.I. Bazlov, V.S. Zolotorevzky, H. Mao, Yu P. Ivanov, A.L. Greer
Phase separation process preventing thermal embrittlement of a Zr-Cu-Fe-Al bulk metallic glass
published pages: 31-36, ISSN: 1359-6462, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.03.030
Scripta Materialia 167 2020-03-11
2019 D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, M. Miyama, K. Nishio, A. A. Tsarkov, A. L. Greer
Vitrification and nanocrystallization of pure liquid Ni studied using molecular-dynamics simulation
published pages: 124502, ISSN: 0021-9606, DOI: 10.1063/1.5119307
The Journal of Chemical Physics 151/12 2020-03-11
2019 S.V. Ketov, Yu P. Ivanov, D. Şopu, D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, C. Suryanarayana, A.O. Rodin, T. Schöberl, A.L. Greer, J. Eckert
High-resolution transmission electron microscopy investigation of diffusion in metallic glass multilayer films
published pages: 100004, ISSN: 2590-0498, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtadv.2019.01.003
Materials Today Advances 1 2020-03-11
2020 F. Wang, A. Inoue, F.L. Kong, C.C. Zhao, J.Y. Zhang, S.L. Zhu, W.J. Botta, C.S. Kiminami, Yu P. Ivanov, A.L. Greer
Formation, thermal stability and mechanical properties of high-entropy (Fe0.25Co0.25Ni0.25Cr0.125Mo0.0625Nb0.0625)100‒Bx (x = 7–14) amorphous alloys
published pages: 153858, ISSN: 0925-8388, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.153858
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 825 2020-03-11
2018 Sergey V. Ketov, Artem S. Trifonov, Yurii P. Ivanov, Alexander Yu. Churyumov, Alexander V. Lubenchenko, Alexander A. Batrakov, Jing Jiang, Dmitri V. Louzguine-Luzgin, Jurgen Eckert, Jiri Orava, Alan Lindsay Greer
On cryothermal cycling as a method for inducing structural changes in metallic glasses
published pages: 137-145, ISSN: 1884-4049, DOI: 10.1038/s41427-018-0019-4
NPG Asia Materials 10/4 2020-01-20

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