Today, Chinese scientists are ready to prepare a variety of large-sized bulk metallic glass systems, and their achievements in the analysis of the structure, formation, and mechanical and physical properties of bulk metallic glass have attracted broad international interest and attention.
This special issue is a representative review of the most important research results of the key research groups in China, and it tries to cover almost all aspects of metallic glass, including amorphous structure, preparation techniques, exploration of new materials, mechanical and physical properties, and the like.
We hope that this special issue can display the latest progress in metallic glass research in China, and that it will also promote communication and cooperation in this field.
Science in China Series G-Physics Mechanics Astronomy 2008 VOL 51 NO. 41. Giant enhancement of magnetocaloric effect in metallic glass matrix composite
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Science in China Series G-Physics Mechanics Astronomy;2008;51(4);438-44414. In situ X-ray diffraction study of structural evaluation in Fe73Cu1. 5Nd3Si13.5B9 amorphous alloy at high temperature
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