chapter  10
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The previous chapters have described the criteria for bulk metallic glass (BMG) formation, the different methods for their preparation, their crystallizationbehavior, and adescription of their physical, chemical, and magnetic properties. From these descriptions, it is clear that BMGs have an interesting combination of properties. They exhibit very high strength (both in tension and compression), large elastic elongation limit, very high hardness, excellent corrosion resistance, and agood combination of soft magnetic properties.Even though the melt-spun glassy ribbons also have somewhat similar properties, BMGs exhibit some special characteristics.