The amorphous state is not, obviously, limited to oxide structures. Similarly though, while understanding the disorder present in metallic glasses is critical to the successful application of these materials in a variety of engineering applications, many details of their structure remain elusive. This session explores the particular atomic, cluster, defect, and network models proposed for this interesting class of materials, as well as the experimental work that drives these interpretations. Structure/property relationships will also be discussed.
Joseph V. Ryan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA