Severe Plastic Deformation of Amorphous Alloys
The structure and mechanical properties of amorphous alloy Ni44Fe29Co15Si2B10 after severe plastic deformation (SPD) in Bridgman chamber at the different temperatures (77 and 298 K) have been studied. It is shown that the early stages of the SPD of amorphous alloy cause a noticeable decrease in microhardness HV and significant changes in the physical properties. With increasing the value of SPD the transition from inhomogeneous to homogeneous (or to qualitatively different) mode of plastic flow is observed, which is accompanied by the effects of homogeneous nanocrystallization. The nanoparticle size does not exceed 10 nm. It is established that the thermally activated nanocrystallization processes can occur at very low temperatures (77 K).
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
A. M. Glezer et al., "Severe Plastic Deformation of Amorphous Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 227-230, 2008