|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bulk Metallic Glasses XIX
||Bulk Intrinsic Heterogeneity of Metallic Glasses Probed by Meissner Effect
||Shubin Li, Fujun Lan, Qian Dong, Qiaoshi Zeng
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Structural heterogeneity has been proposed as a key intrinsic feature of metallic glasses; however, It is still challenging in characterizing the atomic-scale heterogeneity in metallic glasses. In this work, we employed the Meissner effect of superconductivity in magnetic susceptibility measurements as a sensitive bulk probe and successfully revealed the three-dimensional structural heterogeneity and its two-way evolution tuned by structural aging or rejuvenation in a La-based metallic glass. Compared with the resistivity measurements which only signal the most superconductive loop in inhomogeneous materials, the diamagnetic susceptibility signal of the Meissner effect maps the volumetric distribution of all superconductive regions and the corresponding structural heterogeneity in metallic glasses. The experimental results reported in this work can be well interpreted based on a structural model of tunable “soft liquid-like” regions with soft vibration modes mixed with “hard solid-like” regions, validating the heterogeneity models of metallic glasses with new experimental data and approach.
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