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Glasses made from pure metals

The experimental realization of amorphous pure metals sets the stage for studies of the fundamental processes of glass formation, and suggests that amorphous structures are the most ubiquitous forms of condensed matter. See Letter P.177

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Figure 1: Ultra-rapid cooling causes a pure metal to form a glass.

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Schroers, J. Glasses made from pure metals. Nature 512, 142–143 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13653

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