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Uncovering the flow of metallic glass

Plastic yielding of metallic glasses is mediated by strain softening, which promotes localized failure and impairs engineering predictability. Unravelling the mechanisms associated with this plastic flow behaviour lays the groundwork for reliable engineering design of this elusive material.

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Fig. 1: Effects of shear localization on the yielding and flow of metallic glasses.


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M.D.D. is co-founder and chief executive officer of Glassimetal Technology, Inc.

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Demetriou, M.D. Uncovering the flow of metallic glass. Nat. Mater. 21, 388–389 (2022).

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