Glass Formation and Structural Study of Ti50Cu50 Alloy by Molecular Dynamics
Ti-based metallic glasses (MGs) due to their relative low densities exhibit ultrahigh specific characteristics. In this article the glass-forming behavior and atomic structure of Ti50Cu50 MG were investigated through molecular dynamics simulation (MDS) using the general embedded-atom method (GEAM) potential. As observed experimentally, simulated Ti50Cu50 alloy undergoes three states on quenching: (i) equilibrium liquid; (ii) supercooled liquid and (iii) glassy solid. The atomic configuration of the glass was analysed based on the radial distribution function (RDF) and Voronoi tessellation (VT). It was found that there exist a variety of polyhedral units in Ti50Cu50 MG, where distorted icosohedral and bcc clusters are dominant.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
J. J. Pang et al., "Glass Formation and Structural Study of Ti50Cu50 Alloy by Molecular Dynamics", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1665-1670, 2010