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- v. Present participle of undercool.
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First discovered by Pol Duwez in 1960 at Caltech, the technique to create metallic glasses required undercooling a molten metal uniformly and rapidly.
Micrographic and granophyric textures are consistent with such undercooling, and will be most common in shallow intrusive settings where pressure remains high enough to retain ~1-1. 5 wt. % H2O.