Ultrahigh-strength submicron-sized metallic glass wires Academic Article uri icon


  • In situ deformation experiments were performed in a transmission electron microscope to investigate the mechanical properties of submicron-sized Pd 40Cu30Ni10P20 metallic glass (MG) wires. Results show that the submicron-sized MG wires exhibit intrinsic ultrahigh tensile strength of 2.8 GPa, which is nearly twice as high as that in their bulk counterpart, and 5% elastic strain approaching the elastic limits. The tensile strength, engineering strain at failure and deformation mode of the submicron-sized MG wires depend on the diameter of the wires. 2014 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, Y. B., Lee, C. C., Yi, J., An, X. H., Pan, M. X., Xie, K. Y., ... Wang, W. H.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Wang, YB||Lee, CC||Yi, J||An, XH||Pan, MX||Xie, KY||Liao, XZ||Cairney, JM||Ringer, SP||Wang, WH

publication date

  • August 2014