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Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-162-7
Publication date:
1990
Book Chapter

Metallic Glasses

By
W.L. Johnson
W.L. Johnson
Keck Laboratory of Engineering, California Institute of Technology
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Published:
1990
Page range:
804 - 821

Abstract

Metallic glasses can be prepared by solidification of liquid alloys at cooling rates sufficient to suppress the nucleation and growth of competing crystalline phases. This Article presents a historical survey of the study of metallic glasses and other amorphous metals and alloys. This includes a discussion of synthesis and processing methods, structure and morphology, and a description of the electronic, magnetic, thermodynamic, chemical, and mechanical properties of metallic glasses. In addition, the Article describes the development of metallic glasses as materials for technical applications.

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W.L. Johnson, 1990. "Metallic Glasses", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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