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Candidate Atomic Cluster Configurations in Metallic Glass Structures

Miracle, Daniel B and Lord, Eric A and Ranganathan, Srinivasa (2006) Candidate Atomic Cluster Configurations in Metallic Glass Structures. In: Materials Transactions, 47 (7). pp. 1737-1742.

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Abstract

A growing body of evidence supports the importance of solute-centered atomic clusters in the structure and stability of metallic glasses. Beyond a few simple cases, a broad account of these clusters has not been provided elsewhere. Detailed characteristics of a canonical collection of efficiently packed hard sphere clusters are presented here as idealized structural elements in metallic glasses. The nomenclature, topology, geometry and packing efficiency of these clusters are provided and their relevance to the structure of metallic glasses is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Japan Institute of Metals.
Keywords: atomic clusters;metallic glasses;hard sphere model;sphere packing
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 23 May 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14043

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