Metallic Wonders

Though advanced ceramics, carbon fibers, and other new materials become more prevalent in construction, metals are not about to give up their dominance yet. Here are some fascinating metal materials you may not know about:

Amorphous Metal is basically metal lava or metallic glass. Composed completely of metallic atoms, it is cooled quickly before the atoms can align into a crystal structure. The disordered structure makes the metal amazingly hard, twice as hard as steel alloys of similar mass and volume. The downside is that its hardness also makes it brittle—just like glass.

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