The atomic structure of metallic melt is always disordered, ”amorphous”. In a traditional cooling process from melt to solid the atomic structure is transformed from an amorphous to ordered crystalline microstructure.

However, if the cooling process is fast enough, the amorphous structure remains during solidification.

The amorphous metal structure is disordered, and without the defects and grains that characterize conventional crystalline structures. The defects have a significant and directly negative impact on the mechanical and electromagnetic properties of the material. Amorphous metals are free from the crystalline defects and presents revolutionary new material properties that conventional materials can never be close to.