An Introduction to Metallic Glasses and Amorphous Metals gives a background on the physics of materials, describing relevant experimental techniques. The book presents the necessary background in physics, thermodynamics, and the mechanics of solids, before moving on to cover elasticity, plasticity, fracture and the anelastic behavior of metallic glasses, relating these properties to chemical composition, atomic arrangement, microstructure, and methods of preparation. In addition, it compares the structure-property relationships specific to metallic glasses with polycrystalline metals and alloys and describes the properties and characteristics of metallic glasses. The general features and behavior of metallic glasses are also analyzed and summarized.
The book includes full derivations of theory and equations and presents a compendium of experimental methods used in materials science to characterize and study metallic glasses and amorphous solids. The title is a comprehensive resource for any researcher interested in the materials science of metallic glasses and amorphous materials.
- Presents the fundamental materials science needed to understand amorphous metals, metallic glasses and alloys
- Details manufacturing techniques for metallic glasses
- Gives the mechanical properties of metallic glasses
- Illustrates concepts with detailed tables and graphs
- Contains a compendium of experimental methods for use with amorphous metals and metallic glasses
Professor Zbigniew H. Stachurski is an Adjunct Professor and Honorary Research Fellow at the Research School of Engineering, in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University (ANU). He holds a PhD from Bristol University in the UK, and has held academic positions at Monash University as well as ANU. He has published over 100 papers in the field, and two books.
1. Introduction 2. Engineering applications of materials 3. Making of materials 4. Making of glasses 5. Characterisation of amorphous solids 6. Structure and properties of metallic glasses 7. Introduction to thermodynamics of solids 8. Modelling the structure and predicting the properties of amorphous solids 9. Elastic properties of metallic glasses 10. Plasticity of metallic glasses 11. Fracture 12. Creep and visoelastic behaviour
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