Synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurement of reinforcement strains in uniaxially stressed bulk metallic glass composites

Dorian K. Balch, Ersan Üstündag*, David C. Dunand

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High-energy synchrotron x-rays were used to measure internal reinforcement strains in bulk metallic glass composites containing tungsten or tantalum particles during in-situ uniaxial tensile loading. Load transfer from the matrix to the stiffer but weaker particles was characterized in both their elastic and plastic regimes and compared to theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EE2.3.1-EE2.3.6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventApplications of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques to Materials Science VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 16 Apr 200120 Apr 2001


Acknowledgements: DKB gratefully acknowledges the Department of Defense for support in the form of an NDSEG fellowship. EU was supported by the Army Research Office (grant no. DAAD19-00-1-0379). The authors are grateful to Dr. H. Choi-Yim (Caltech) for providing the specimens. This work was performed at the DuPont-Northwestern-Dow Collaborative Access Team (DND-CAT) Synchrotron Research Center located at Sector 5 of the Advanced Photon Source, and the help of the DND-CAT staff is greatly appreciated. DND-CAT is supported by the E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., The Dow Chemical Company, the U.S. National Science Foundation through Grant DMR-9304725 and the State of Illinois through the Department of Commerce and the Board of Higher Education Grant IBHE HECA NWU 96. Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Energy Research under Contract No. W-31-102-Eng-38.

FundersFunder number
Board of Higher EducationIBHE HECA NWU 96
Office of Energy ResearchW-31-102-Eng-38
National Science FoundationDMR-9304725
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
Army Research OfficeDAAD19-00-1-0379
U.S. Department of Commerce
Dow Chemical Company
Basic Energy Sciences


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