The short-range order in amorphous NiP system changed by deep-freezing and subsequent relaxation

V. S. Stepanyuk, A. Szasz, A. A. Katsnelson, O. S. Trushin, L. M. Watson

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A model system of amorphous NiP is calculated by molecular dynamics. A rapid quench from liquid to solid and a subsequent deep-freezing to 5 K is investigated, simulating by computer the rapid cooling from 2000 K to 300 K, yielding a glass-state. Subsequently the system was further cooled, and then reheated to 300 K. A detailed Voronoi analysis is given to follow the change in short-range order. Characteristic differences have been observed between the two states at 300 K. A possible relaxation effect is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-89
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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