Special Issue "Amorphous Alloys"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Material Sciences and Nanotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Alain R. Yavari
Euronano-SIMaP, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), 1130 rue de la Piscine, BP 75, 38402 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
E-Mail: yavari@minatec.inpg.fr

Guest Editor
Dr. Konstantinos Georgarakis
WPI-AIMR, Tohoku University, Japan; Euronano-SIMaP-INP Grenoble, 1130 rue de la Piscine, BP 75, 38402 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France
E-Mail: georgara@minatec.inpg.fr

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Amorphous alloys are metastable materials that lack the long range order of conventional crystalline metals. They are often produced by casting and rapid quenching techniques, when nucleation and growth of crystalline phases are suppressed during cooling of liquid alloys. In addition, amorphous alloys can be obtained by several other methods such as electro-deposition, physical and chemical vapor deposition, spray deposition, solid state reactions and mechanical milling. In spite of their non-crystalline structure, the attractive interactions and the size differences between atomic species constituting an amorphous alloy, lead to a short and medium-range order characterized by clusters of atoms which connect to fill the space nearly as densely as their crystalline counterparts. The amorphous structure leads to a combination of exceptional mechanical, electrochemical, tribological and magnetic properties which are often superior to those of their crystalline counterparts and therefore attractive for “high-end” applications.
Thus, amorphous alloys have emerged with the progress in Materials Science as an important new category of materials with unique properties, unusual structures and high potential for cutting edge applications in various industrial sectors.

Prof. Dr. Alain. R. Yavari
Dr. Konstantinos Georgarakis
Guest Editors


  • metallic glasses
  • amorphous alloys
  • liquid alloys
  • glassy atomic structure
  • suppression of crystallization
  • non crystalline metals
  • size dependence of properties

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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(1), 278-316; doi:10.3390/ijms12010278
Received: 5 November 2010; in revised form: 29 November 2010 / Accepted: 15 December 2010 / Published: 10 January 2011
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(12), 5184-5200; doi:10.3390/ijms11125184
Received: 16 November 2010; in revised form: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 13 December 2010 / Published: 16 December 2010
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