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The finding that metallic glasses inherit their elastic properties from solvent atoms leads to a new understanding of the complex relationship between glassy structure, deformation and mechanical properties.

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Figure 1: Comparison between elastic moduli of metallic glasses and their solvent metals.


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Wang, W. Family traits. Nature Mater 11, 275–276 (2012).

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