Bulk metallic glasses: an overview by Michael Miller, Peter Liaw

By Michael Miller, Peter Liaw

Bulk metal glasses are a brand new rising box of fabrics with many fascinating and designated houses, similar to excessive power, reliable hardness, stable put on resistance, and excessive corrosion resistance that may be produced in close to web form elements. those amorphous fabrics have many assorted purposes from structural functions to biomedical implants.

A whole assessment of bulk metal glasses is gifted: the foundations of alloy layout, glass formation, processing, atomistic modeling, computing device simulations, mechanical houses and microstructures.

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1 INTRODUCTION When we try to find out the structure–property relationships for metallic glasses, we feel lost and have trouble knowing where to begin, because describing the atomic structure of a glass is already a major challenge. The structure of glass is called amorphous, meaning shapeless, a term that refuses rigorous characterization. Actually it is a great accidental gift of nature that many substances are crystalline, so that we can discuss their structure in such a simple way, such as the lattice, symmetry, and the unit cell, even though there are so many, of the order of 1023 atoms cm−3 in a crystal.

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30 Note that the volume average of the stresses, 〈σαβ〉, is equal to the external macroscopic stress, and is practically zero. So that the relevant quantities are the second- and higher-order moments. It was found that the distributions are mostly Gaussian, and according to the MD simulation, the second moment depends upon temperature. 17) where 〈"〉 is thermal and temporal or ensemble average and V is the average atomic volume (Fig. 8). This means that the total potential energy, 3kT/2, is equally divided among the elastic energies for the six stress components.

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