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Tuning order in disorder

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Recent research has revealed considerable diversity in the short-range ordering of metallic glass, identifying favoured and unfavoured local atomic configurations coexisting in an inhomogeneous amorphous structure. Tailoring the population of these local motifs may selectively enhance a desired property.

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The author acknowledges contributions from J. Ding, Y. Q. Cheng, H. W. Sheng and M. L. Falk, and support from the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, under contract no. DE-FG02-09ER46056.

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