Metallic Glasses

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Science  31 Mar 1995:
Vol. 267, Issue 5206, pp. 1947-1953
DOI: 10.1126/science.267.5206.1947


Amorphous metallic alloys, relative newcomers to the world of glasses, have properties that are unusual for solid metals. The metallic glasses, which exist in a very wide variety of compositions, combine fundamental interest with practical applications. They also serve as precursors for exciting new nanocrystalline materials. Their magnetic (soft and hard) and mechanical properties are of particular interest.