Mechanical properties of a two-phase amorphous Ni-Nb-Y alloy studied by nanoindentation

A. Concustell, N. Mattern, H. Wendrock, U. Kuehn, A. Gebert, J. Eckert, A. L. Greer, J. Sort, M. D. Baró

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The deformation behavior of rapidly solidified two-phase amorphous Ni-Nb-Y alloy has been investigated by nanoindentation and high-resolution scanning electron microscopy and correlated with the mechanical properties of the two individual phases composing the system (Ni-Y and Ni-Nb). While the elastic deformation of the two-phase alloy obeys the rule of mixtures for a composite, the plastic deformation is governed by the softer matrix but enhanced, in part, by the deflection of shear bands by the globular harder phase. © 2006 Acta Materialia Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Metallic glasses
  • Nanoindentation
  • Phase separation
  • Rapid solidification


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