Can we make tough metal glasses?

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Can we make tough metal glasses?
« on: 21/01/2011 16:20:18 »
Tougher glasses have been developed than ever before that can both be strong and impact resistant

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Can we make tough metal glasses?
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Can we make tough metal glasses?
« Reply #2 on: 22/01/2011 20:11:16 »
Also see the discussion here
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=36528


While the metal/ceramic in the photo may not have completely broken apart, it looks like it has lost the majority of its strength.

Due to the cost, low melting point, and a few other things, I doubt this will have very wide applications, although perhaps the technology will be utilized with other metal/ceramic alloys.