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Crystalline alloys often fall short in providing certain key properties desired for biomedical applications. But by using metallic glasses instead, problems such as hydrogen evolution can be dramatically reduced in biodegradable magnesium alloys.

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  1. Evan Ma is in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA  ema@jhu.edu

    • Evan Ma
  2. Jian Xu is at the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, 110016, China.  jianxu@imr.ac.cn

    • Jian Xu

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