|About this Abstract
||2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bulk Metallic Glasses VIII
||Using Artificial Microstructures to Understand Microstructure Property Relationship in Metallic Glasses
||Baran Sarac, Golden Kumar, Jan Schroers
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Materials science seeks to correlate microstructure with (mechanical) properties. Various approaches have been employed to understand this correlation including conventional direct approaches where the microstructure is varied through processing parameters and composition and the effects on the mechanical properties determined. Technologically relevant materials have reached a level of complexity that conventional metallurgical strategies as well as above mentioned model and simulation strategies are at their limit. Therefore, we propose a novel approach to study microstructure-property relationship; artificial microstructures, which allow us to individually and independently vary parameters and thereby determine their individual effects on mechanical properties. The artificial microstructure will be fabricated using our recently developed miniature fabrication method. Examples of this novel approach are toughening mechanism in metallic glasses, size effects, and the transition from plastic deformation to elastic buckling in metallic glass heterostructures.