Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 19, pp 6825–6832 | Cite as

Effect of cold-rolling on the crystallization behavior of a CuZr-based bulk metallic glass

  • G. Z. MaEmail author
  • K. K. Song
  • B. A. Sun
  • Z. J. Yan
  • U. Kühn
  • D. ChenEmail author
  • J. EckertEmail author


The effect of pre-existing shear bands induced by cold-rolling on the crystallization behavior was investigated in the Cu46Zr46Al8 bulk metallic glass. It was found that with increasing degree of pre-deformation, more shear bands are created resulting in the decrease of the crystallization activation energy for the alloy. Our experimental results demonstrate that pre-existing shear bands can promote the nucleation of crystals, which is discussed in terms of nucleation thermodynamics and kinetics aspects.


Shear Band Crystallization Behavior Bulk Metallic Glass Diffusion Activation Energy Supercooled Liquid Region 
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We would like to thank for the financial support from the China Scholarship Council (CSC). The authors gratefully acknowledge B. Bartusch, S. Donath, and M. Frey for technical assistance. We also thank S. L. Li from IIN for the help with modifying figures in this paper. The discussion with Y. Zhang and J. He in the IFW is also appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHunan UniversityChangshaPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institut für Komplexe Materialien, IFW DresdenDresdenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, TU DresdenDresdenGermany
  4. 4.School of Materials Science and EngineeringTaiyuan University of Science and TechnologyTaiyuanPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Institute for Complex Materials, IFW DresdenDresdenGermany

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