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Bulk Glass-Forming Metallic Alloys: Science and Technology

Johnson, William L. (1999) Bulk Glass-Forming Metallic Alloys: Science and Technology. MRS Bulletin, 24 (10). pp. 42-56. ISSN 0883-7694. doi:10.1557/s0883769400053252.

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The following article is based on the MRS Medal talk presented by William L. Johnson at the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting on December 2, 1998. The MRS Medal is awarded for a specific outstanding recent discovery or advancement that has a major impact on the progress of a materials-related field. Johnson received the honor for his development of bulk metallic glass-forming alloys, the fundamental understanding of the thermodynamics and kinetics that control glass formation and crystallization of glass-forming liquids, and the application of these materials in engineering.

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Additional Information:© Materials Research Society 1999. I would like to acknowledge all of the members of my research group at Caltech who have contributed to the research associated with the MRS Medal. In particular, I acknowledge Atakan Peker, who pioneered the development of the Vitreloy alloys as part of his thesis research. Ralf Busch, Uli Geyer, Susanne Schneider, Xian-Hong Lin, Eric Bakke, Konrad Samwer, and others have made substantial contributions. Dr. Y.J. Kim, whose premature death in 1998 saddened all of us at Keck Lab, pioneered the use of HVESL to study glass-forming liquids. I wish to acknowledge the continuous financial support of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Metallurgy and Ceramics— particularly Drs. John Mundy, Joe Darby, and Robert Gottshall. Without their support, this work would not have progressed to its present state. Support for the containerless processing work and studies of the liquids under microgravity has come from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Special thanks to Mike Wargo at NASA Headquarters and to Jan Rogers and the supporting staff at Marshall Space Flight Center. The U.S. Army Research Office and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research have supported the recent work on composite materials. Finally, I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the staff and management of Amorphous Technologies International and Liquid Metal Golf, especially James Kang and Mike Tenhover. Together with the outstanding technical team at Howmet Corporation, they have pioneered the commercial development of Vitreloy as an engineering material.
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Official Citation:Johnson, W. (1999). Bulk Glass-Forming Metallic Alloys: Science and Technology. MRS Bulletin, 24(10), 42-56. doi:10.1557/S0883769400053252
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