Icosahedral Order in Supercooled Liquids and Glassy Alloys


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Formation of the icosahedral order in supercooled liquids and glassy phases is investigated for a model alloy system by using molecular dynamics simulations. The simulation results show that the short-range icosahedral order grows in the supercooled liquids as well as in the glassy phases. Structural analyses reveal that the icosahedral clusters form a network in which the clusters are connected via the pentagonal-bicap sharing. Geometrical property of the network formed by the icosahedral clusters is an origin of medium-range order in the glassy phases



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 539-543)

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M. Shimono and H. Onodera, "Icosahedral Order in Supercooled Liquids and Glassy Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 2031-2035, 2007

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