Thermoplastic deformation behavior of a Fe-based bulk metallic glass within the supercooled liquid region

S. M. Song, Y. C. Liao, T. H. Li, C. K. Lee, P. H. Tsai, J. S.C. Jang, J. C. Huang

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Fe41Cr15Co7Mo14C12B9Y2 (Fe-B9) bulk metallic glass (BMG) rods with high glass forming ability and large supercooled liquid (SCL) region were fabricated by arc melting and suction casting. The amorphous state of these Fe-B9 BMG rods was ascertained by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The thermoplastic deformation behavior of these BMG rods was studied by using the hot compression test at different temperatures (873 K, 883 K, 893 K, and 903 K in the SCL region) and strain rates (1 × 10-3-5 × 10-2 s-1). The results of the hot compression test reveal that the flow stress of Fe-B9 BMG reduces systematically with increasing temperature and decreasing strain rate. Strain sensitivity exponent (m) values of the Fe-B9 BMG were calculated to be about 0.36-0.59 in the SCL region, indicating that Fe-B9 BMG possesses superplasticity. Overall, the optimum working conditions of thermoplastic forming for Fe-B9 BMG can be achieved by compressively deforming the sample with a constant strain rate of 2.5 × 10-3 s-1 at a temperature from 873 to 883 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1907-1914
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • Casting
  • Mechanical properties
  • Metallic glasses
  • Superplasticity
  • Viscous flow


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