Stick-slip dynamics and recent insights into shear banding in metallic glasses

David Klaumünzer, Robert Maaß, Jörg F. Löffler

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Despite extensive research, the understanding of the fundamental processes governing yielding and plastic flow in metallic glasses remains poor. This is due to experimental difficulties in capturing plastic flow as a result of a strong localization in space and time by the formation of shear bands at low homologous temperatures. Unveiling the mechanism of shear banding is hence key to developing a deeper understanding of plastic deformation in metallic glasses. We will compile recent progress in studying the dynamics of shear-band propagation from serrated flow curves. We will also take a perspective gleaned from stick-slip theory and show how the insights gained can be deployed to explain fundamental questions concerning the origin, mechanism, and characteristics of flow localization in metallic glasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1453-1463
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 28 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Alloy
  • Amorphous
  • Ductility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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