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New process fosters the production of strong and tough metallic glass cheaply [Registered]

Stronger than steel or titanium-and just as tough-metallic glass is an ideal material for everything from cell-phone cases to aircraft parts. Now, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new technique that allows them to make metallic-glass parts utilizing the same inexpensive processes used to produce plastic parts. With this new method, they can heat a piece of metallic glass at a rate of a million degrees per second and then mould it into any shape in just a few milliseconds. The research led by Professor William Johnson is reported in the May 13 issue of…

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