Reflecting the fast pace of research in the field, the Second Edition of Bulk Metallic Glasses has been thoroughly updated and remains essential reading on the subject. It incorporates major advances in glass forming ability, corrosion behavior, and mechanical properties. Several of the newly proposed criteria to predict the glass-forming ability of alloys have been discussed. All other areas covered in this book have been updated, with special emphasis on topics where significant advances have occurred. These include processing of hierarchical surface structures and synthesis of nanophase composites using the chemical behavior of bulk metallic glasses and the development of novel bulk metallic glasses with high-strength and high-ductility and superelastic behavior. New topics such as high-entropy bulk metallic glasses, nanoporous alloys, novel nanocrystalline alloys, and soft magnetic glassy alloys with high saturation magnetization have also been discussed. Novel applications, such as metallic glassy screw bolts, surface coatings, hyperthermia glasses, ultra-thin mirrors and pressure sensors, mobile phone casing, and degradable biomedical materials, are described. Authored by the world’s foremost experts on bulk metallic glasses, this new edition endures as an indispensable reference and continues to be a one-stop resource on all aspects of bulk metallic glasses.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Metallic Glasses. Glass-Forming Ability of Alloys. Synthesis of Bulk Metallic Glasses. Crystallization Behavior. Physical Properties. Corrosion Behavior. Mechanical Behavior. Magnetic Properties. Applications. Epilogue
"This book is notable for its lucid style as well as its comprehensive and systematic coverage of the field of bulk metallic glasses. The topics have been chosen carefully and systematically arranged. This makes the reader rapidly grasp the principles and applications of bulk metallic glasses. The field has attracted a number of books, but they are all edited volumes with multiple authors and lack the focus and coherence of this volume. The book by Suryanarayana and Inoue is definitely a classic."
—Srinivasa Ranganathan, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
"The second edition of Bulk Metallic Glasses provides an indispensable resource on glassy alloys which are at the forefront of contemporary advanced materials. The authors, who are world leaders in the field, are uniquely qualified to provide the balance of breadth and depth of coverage that is valuable to both researchers active in the field as well as those entering the area."
—John H. Perepezko, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"This book provides details on the most recent advances in glass forming, corrosion properties, and mechanical behavior of bulk metallic glasses and covers the latest applications... Those who want to learn about metallic glasses and the synthesis and properties of metallic glasses and how to tailor their properties will find this book to be a very useful resource. It would also be useful for those looking to use metallic glasses in an application. The book provides the necessary background for understanding how metallic glasses can provide a unique type of material behavior that could enable a new application or improve efficiency."
—John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine