The structural relaxation effect on the nanomechanical properties of a Ti-based bulk metallic glass

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  • Yongjiang Huang
  • Binjun Zhou
  • Hongbo Fan
  • Dongjun Wang
  • Jianfei Sun
  • Jun Shen

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Harbin Institute of Technology


Indentation experiments were performed on the as-cast and the annealed Ti-based bulk metallic glass samples to investigate the effect of structural relaxation on the nanomechanical behaviors of the material. The onset of pop-in event, Young's modulus, and hardness were found to be sensitive to the structural relaxation of the testing material. The difference in nanomechanical properties between the as-cast and annealed BMG samples is interpreted in terms of free volume theory.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Early online date26 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2014


  • Bulk metallic glass, Free volume, Nanoindentation, Shear transformation zone