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Advances in metallic glass alloys lead to strength, flexibility [Registered]

In the field of metallic glass production, researchers continue working toward even stronger and more elastic glass types which would be ductile instead of shattering. “In glass, localized plastic deformation usually leads to immediate failure,” said Seth Imhoff, a Los Alamos National Laboratory materials scientist. “Normally, metal alloys freeze into a collection of crystals in which the atoms line up into very specific patterns. In specially designed metal alloys an amorphous, or random atom arrangement, can be retained in the solid, which can allow us to tailor a wide range of properties such as the ability to be bent severely…

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