ACS Comb Sci 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
Quantitative prediction of glass forming ability using a priori known parameters is highly desired in metallic glass development; however proven to be challenging due to the complexity of glass formation. Here we estimate the number of potential metallic glasses (MGs) and bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) forming systems and alloys, from empirically determined alloy design rules based on a priori known parameters. Specifically, we take into account atomic size ratio, heat of mixing, and liquidus temperature, which we quantify on binary glasses and centimeter-sized BMGs. Read More