2007 Volume 48 Issue 7 Pages 1838-1841
The effect of heating and thermoplastic deformation on the fracture stress of Zr55Cu30Al10Ni5 and Zr60Cu25Al10Ni5 bulk metallic glass at room temperature (RT) was studied. These metallic glasses were easily crystallized by the influence of heating beyond their upper limit temperature of 685 K and 713 K, respectively. The fracture stress was maintained the strength of material as cast below these temperatures while it decreased easily by crystallization. It was possible to deform these materials below these temperatures. Their strength after thermoplastic deformation depended on the amount of strain, strain rate, and temperature during the deformation. The lower temperature and higher strain rate resulted in high strength after thermoplastic deformation at RT.