Project Details


Bulk metallic glasses are an exciting new class of materials with high yield stress and low elastic moduli, making them interesting in situations where mechanical energy is stored (springs etc). Unfortunately, they are quite brittle, and fail through the formation of shear bands. We use molecular dynamics simulations to study the deformation mechanisms and shear band formation with the goal of designing less brittle metallic glasses.
Effective start/end date01/01/200431/12/2008

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Waterford Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • CNRS (Project partner)
  • University of Cambridge (Project partner)
  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (Project partner)
  • University of Ioannina (Project partner)
  • Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (Project partner)
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Project partner)
  • Ulm University (Project partner)
  • University of Turin (Project partner)
  • Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Project partner)


  • Forsk. EU - Rammeprogram


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