Crystal-to-glass transformation in metallic materials

  title={Crystal-to-glass transformation in metallic materials},
  author={William Lewis Johnson},
Abstract The subject of crystal-to-glass transformations in the solid state is surveyed. It is shown that these transformations occur when a non-equilibrium state of a crystalline solid has a free energy which is greater than that of an amorphous phase. The formation of a metastable glassy phase depends on the existence of kinetic hindrances which impede the formation of more stable equilibrium crystalline phases. Examples discussed include amorphization induced by hydrogen dissolution into a… CONTINUE READING