We observe two distinct interevent time patterns in the slip avalanches of compressed bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). Small slip avalanches cluster together in time, but large slip avalanches recur roughly periodically. We compare the timing patterns of BMG slip avalanches with timing patterns of earthquakes and with the predictions of a mean-field model. The time clustering of small avalanches is similar to the known time clustering of earthquake foreshocks and aftershocks.
Physical Review E
McFaul, Louis W.; Wright, Wendelin; Gu, Xiaojun; Uhl, Jonathan T.; and Dahmen, Karin A.. "Aftershocks in Slowly Compressed Bulk Metallic Glasses: Experiments and Theory." Physical Review E (2018) : 063005-1-063005-12.