Metallic glasses are highly performing amorphous metals and possible future candidates for structural applications. Due to their disordered structure, they behave markedly different than their crystalline counterparts. We are primarily interested in the response of the material to some far-field thermo-mechanical stimulus. This does not only include the plastic response, but also aims at understanding fundamental aspects of local structural excitations that can occur in the nominally elastic regime of the material. We focus on structural changes of the material that include shear localization at the nanoscale, energy storage via elastostatic or elastodynamic loading, relaxation mechanisms, and rejuvenation of relaxed metallic glasses. You can explore some of our research project via the links below.
- Relaxation and rejuvenation of metallic glasses
- Shear-band stress fields and structure
- Shear-band dynamics
- Atomistic simulations of model glasses