Energetics of local clusters in Cu64.5Zr35.5 metallic liquid and glass

TitleEnergetics of local clusters in Cu64.5Zr35.5 metallic liquid and glass
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWu SQ, Wang CZ, Hao SG, Zhu ZZ, Ho KM
Journal TitleApplied Physics Letters
Date Published07/12
Type of Articlestructures and chemistry
ISBN Number0003-6951
Accession NumberISI:000279999800015
Keywordsbinary-alloy, simulation

Correlation between the cluster energy and its population and dynamics can provide a better understanding of the complicated energy landscape of disordered metallic systems. We propose a method to analyze the cluster energy distribution for different kinds of short-range order (local clusters) in liquid and glass systems. By applying this analysis to an interesting and important glass forming system-Cu64.5Zr35.5 we observe a direct correlation between the energy and dynamics of the cluster in this realistic glass-forming system. This study suggests that dynamic arrest originates from the environment-dependent energetics of local clusters. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3464164]

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