In this chapter, we will firstly introduce the metallic glass and its deformation characteristics briefly. Then we will focus on the fabrication and mechanical properties of metallic glass matrix composites, including ex-situ particle/fiber reinforced, in-situ precipitated phase reinforced and etc. The alloy systems will cover from Zr-based, Ti-based to Mg-based and etc. We will also introduce the latest research on both new reinforcing phases and fabrication processes, including porous particles, shape memory phases, novel dealloying in metallic melt method, selective phase leaching method and so on. The microstructures, mechanical properties of each kind of composites, as well as the optimization methods, will be discussed in detail.
Part of the book: Metallic Glasses