chapter  11
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We have so far surveyed the different growth stages of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), starting from their inception in 1989, to the present-day status of turning into a matureeld. We had looked at the formative stages when BMGs were produced by water quenching in a La-based alloy and then a major breakthrough when a 14 mm diameter BMG rod was produced in a Zr-based alloy. It is estimated that about 5000 research publications are available in the open literature on the different aspects of BMGs, and international conferences are being organized periodically in different parts of the world.