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Microgravity metal processing: from undercooled liquids to bulk metallic glasses

Hofmann, Douglas C. and Roberts, Scott N. (2015) Microgravity metal processing: from undercooled liquids to bulk metallic glasses. npj Microgravity, 1 . Art. No. 15003. ISSN 2373-8065.

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Bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) are a novel class of metal alloys that are poised for widespread commercialization. Over 30 years of NASA and ESA (as well as other space agency) funding for both ground-based and microgravity experiments has resulted in fundamental science data that have enabled commercial production. This review focuses on the history of microgravity BMG research, which includes experiments on the space shuttle, the ISS, ground-based experiments, commercial fabrication and currently funded efforts.

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Additional Information:© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit Received 31 October 2014; Revised 22 January 2015; Accepted 29 January 2015; Published online 27 May 2015. This work was supported by NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate under contract no. NNH10ZTT001N. Part of this work was completed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with NASA. We thank WL Johnson, MD Demetriou, and HJ Fecht for supplying reference materials and S Bossuyt for discussions.
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Official Citation:Microgravity metal processing: from undercooled liquids to bulk metallic glasses Douglas C Hofmann & Scott N Roberts npj Microgravity 1, Article number: 15003 (2015) ​doi:10.1038/npjmgrav.2015.3
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