Frustration and Order in Rapidly Cooled Metals

  • Subir Sachdev
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 166)


The first metallic glass was produced in 1960 by Duwez and co-workers [1] by rapidly cooling a molten alloy of gold and silicon. Metallic glasses have since then been created in large numbers of simple metal, transition metal and metalloid systems by a variety of ingenious methods which achieve cooling rates of over a million degrees per second. The new metallic materials so produced have proved to be of considerable importance for their unique magnetic, mechanical and corrosion-resistance properties.


Metallic Glass Density Wave Free Energy Density Supercooled Liquid Reciprocal Lattice Vector 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Subir Sachdev
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  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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