Due to the unique atomic and micro-structure of amorphous metals, they posess a number of superior properties compared with steel and other traditional materials available on the market.

Hardness

Amorphous metals exhibit very good hardness, making them wear-resistant.


Resilience

The combination of high strength and high elasticity spells high resilience, ie. the material’s ability to store mechanical energy. Amorphous metals have several times greater resilience than steel and other crystalline metals, which allows for extreme light-weight designs.


Damping

The internal structure of the materials allow them to release stored mechanical energy with almost no losses. This property can be exploited in applications such as springs and golf clubs.


Coercivity

The coercivity of soft-magnetic amorphous metals is extremely low which make them ideal for high-frequency applications.


Reflectivity

The achievable reflectivity of a material surface is limited by the microstructure of the material. Since amorphous metals lack microstructure the material can be polished to extreme degrees of reflectivity, allowing for new designs with unique expressions.


Heat conductivity

The low thermal conductivity of amorphous metals enables new design possibilities.


Electrical resistivity

The high electrical resistivity of amorphous metals allows for reduction of losses in applications such as electric motors and transformers.


Corrosion resistance

Due to the unique microstructure of the materials, ie. no grains, they exhibit good inherent corrosion resistance.


Magnetic permeability

Magnetic permeability is a property that measures how easy it is to magnetise a material and use to direct and enhance a magnetic field. The very high permeability of amorphous metals makes them easy to magnetize.

In this animation the permeability and difference therein between amorphous metals and traditional,crystalline metals is shown. To the left is the amorphous metal in which the atoms and their magnetic directions are disordered. To the right is the traditional metal with three domains in which the atoms are grouped and their magnetic directions aligned. An external magnetic field is then applied in the horizontal direction that forces the magnetic directions of all atoms to align with it. In the amorphous metal the individual atoms can align freely and fast with the external field, while for the crystalline metal the alignment requires a stronger field and more time to overcome inherent resistance in the process.