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Picture of the month - December 2016

Published on January 3, 2017
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Star Wars METAfighter - December 2016


Star Wars METAfighter _ December 2016


This amorphous metallic alloy spacecraft was obtained using injection casting technique. A primary alloy (already alloyed) was melted and cast directly from liquid state in a mold. The alloy is thus frozen in an amorphous state enabling various tremendous properties such as very shiny as cast surface as can be seen on the picture.

About the author
: Alexis Lenain is a third year PhD student in the GPM2 group. His PhD work is in partnership with the Sofradir society and is entitled "Thermal conductivity of amorphous metallic alloys under cryogenic conditions and applications".


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Written by Muriel Braccini

Date of update September 27, 2017

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes