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Metallic glass: The strongest, toughest material yet?

Robert Ritchie, a professor of material science at U.C. Berkeley, has created metallic glass, a material he believes is the strongest and toughest to date.

Robert Ritchie, a professor of material science at U.C. Berkeley, has created metallic glass, a material he believes is the strongest and toughest to date. At the school's lab, Ritchie and his students try to break the new material to see if it's resistant to fracture. Ritchie hopes metallic glass could one day be used for airplane engines and large structures such as bridges.