Materials Science » Metals and Nonmetals

Metallic Glasses - Formation and Properties

Edited by Behrooz Movahedi, ISBN 978-953-51-2512-9, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2511-2, 176 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 17, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/61764
Edited Volume

Metallic glasses and amorphous materials have attracted much more attention in the last two decades. A noncrystalline solid produced by continuous cooling from the liquid state is known as a glass. From the other point of view, a noncrystalline material, obtained by any other process, for example, vapor deposition or solid-state processing methods such as mechanical alloying, but not directly from the liquid state, is referred to as an amorphous material. At this moment, bulk metallic glasses (BMG) are appearing as a new class of metallic materials with unique physical and mechanical properties for structural and functional usage. Extreme values of strength, fracture toughness, magnetic properties, corrosion resistance, and other properties have been registered in BMG materials.