An NTP ensemble molecular dynamics simulation was carried out to investigate the mechanism of nano-sized crystallization during plastic deformation in an amorphous metal. The atomic system used in this study was Ni single component. The total number of Ni atoms was 1372. The Morse type inter-atomic potential was employed. An amorphous model was prepared by a quenching process from the liquid state. Pure shear stresses were applied to the amorphous model at a temperature of 50 K. At applied stresses of less than 2.4GPa, at a linear relation between shear stress and shear strain was observed. However, at an applied shear stress of 2.8 GPa, the amorphous model started to deform significantly until shear strain reached to 0.78. During this deformation process, phase transformation from amorphous into crystalline structure (fcc) was observed. Furthermore, an orientation relationship between shear directions and crystalline phase was obtained, that is, two shear directions are parallel to a (111) of the fcc structure. This crystallographic orientation relationship agreed well with our experimental result of Ni-P amorphous alloy. Mechanisms of phase transformation from amorphous into crystalline structure were discussed.
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium-Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering