Metallic nano/microglasses: new approaches in nanostructured materials science
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
This paper reviews the state of the art in metallic nano/microglasses, with a focus on their preparation methods, structure and physical/mechanical properties. Characterization methods for these glasses are reviewed together with how size effects, temperature variation and ion irradiation contribute to the increase in their ductility. Some aspects in need of more detailed study are identified.