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A new order for metallic glasses

Like normal glass, metallic glasses lack long-range order. But experiments and simulations show that, on the nanoscale, clusters of atoms interconnect in these materials to form highly structured ‘superclusters’.

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Yavari, A. A new order for metallic glasses. Nature 439, 405–406 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/439405a

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