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Title: Metallic liquids and glasses : atomic order and global packing
Authors: Liu, X. J.
Xu, Y.
Hui, X.
Lu, Z. P.
Li, F.
Chen, G. L.
Lu, J.
Liu, C. T.
Subjects: Glass
Glass transition
Metallic glass
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Issue Date: 8-Oct-2010
Publisher: American Physical Society
Source: Physical review letters, 8 Oct. 2010, v. 105, no. 15, 155501, p. 1-4.
Abstract: In this Letter, we have revealed the common structural behavior of metallic glasses through scrutinizing the evolution of pair distribution functions from metallic liquids to glasses and statistically analyzing pair distribution functions of 64 metallic glasses. It is found that the complex atomic configuration in metallic glasses can be interpreted globally as a combination of the spherical-periodic order and local translational symmetry. The implications of our study suggest that the glass transition could be visualized mainly as a process involving in local translational symmetry increased from the liquid to glassy states.
Rights: Physical Review Letters © 2010 The American Physical Society. The Journal's web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.155501
ISSN: 0031-9007 (print)
1079-7114 (online)
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