Volume 83, Number 6, September 2008
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||10 September 2008|
Fracture through cavitation in a metallic glass
C.E.A.-Saclay, DSM/DRECAM/SPCSI - 91191 Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, EU
2 ONERA, DMMP - 29 Avenue de la Division Leclerc, 92322 Châtillon Cedex, France, EU
3 California Institute of Technology, Division of Engineering and Applied Science - Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 August 2008
The fracture surfaces of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass exhibit exotic multi-affine isotropic scaling properties. The study of the mismatch between the two facing fracture surfaces as a function of their distance shows that fracture occurs mostly through the growth and coalescence of damage cavities. The fractal nature of these damage cavities is shown to control the roughness of the fracture surfaces.
PACS: 62.20.mm – Fracture / 62.20.F- – Deformation and plasticity
© EPLA, 2008
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