Probing the degree of heterogeneity within a shear band of a model glass

30 Apr 2019  ·  Hassani Muhammad, Lagogianni Alexandra E., Varnik Fathollah ·

Recent experiments provide evidence for density variations along shear bands (SB) in metallic glasses with a length scale of a few hundreds nanometers. Via molecular dynamics simulations of a generic binary glass model, here we show that this is strongly correlated with variations of composition, coordination number, viscosity and heat generation... Individual shear events along the SB-path show a mean distance of a few nanometers, comparable to recent experimental findings on medium range order. The aforementioned variations result from these localized perturbations, mediated by elasticity. read more

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