Characterization of Metallic Glasses by Ion and Electron Microprobes

Part of the Mikrochimica Acta book series (MIKROCHIMICA, volume 10)


The outstanding physical properties of metallic glasses like high mechanical strength, distinct corrosion resistivity, and a full range of magnetic behaviour of ferromagnetic, paramagnetic, diamagnetic and antiferromagnetic compositions1 are decisive for new fields of application and improved conditions for conventional applications of metallic materials. This is true of the alloy as a self-contained material as well as of the vitreous phase created in the near surface region of a crystalline solid. Some typical properties of these materials2, 3 are to be mentioned:
  • mechanical (substantial hardness, high tensile strength and durability against bending strain)

  • magnetic (high saturation polarization, high permeabilities, and very low coercive forces)

  • corrosion related (extremely high corrosion resistivity especially of alloys containing common metals like iron and nickel and small amounts of chromium).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Mai
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentralinstitut für Festkörperphysik und WerkstofforschungAkademie der Wissenschaften der DDRDresdenGerman Democratic Republic

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