Myth shatters, as metal turns into glass


Legendary US golfer Tiger Woods may not know Srikanth Sastry. The same may be true of reigning tennis queen Maria Sharapova. But in future, the chances of such players winning big events might just depend on the number crunching Sastry does in the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Jakkur near Bangalore.

 

Computer simulations that Sastry did together with Austen Angell at the Arizona State University in the US have led to the creation of the world’s first metallic glass from a single metal- germanium. The work, reported in Nature, shatters the myth that a pure metal cannot be “supercooled” to form glass.

 

-The Telegraph

Posted By Webmaster(JNCASR)@ 04-09-2007
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