|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bulk Metallic Glasses XIII
||Free-volume Dependent Atomic Dynamics in Beta Relaxation Pronounced La-based Metallic Glasses
|| , Xiaodong Wang, B Ruta, L.H Xiong, D.W Zhang, Y Chushkin, H.W Sheng, H.B Lou, Q.P Cao
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The atomic dynamics and its structure dependence in a glass are fundamental issues but still little understood for decades. Through the state-of-the-art x-ray photo correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) and extended x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) techniques combining with reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) constrained with classic molecular dynamics simulations, we reveal that the annihilation of excess free volume in a -relaxation pronounced La-Al-Ni metallic glass slows down the atomic motion by one order of magnitude upon annealing, which is mainly caused by the change of subatomic cavities and enhanced network structure resulting from the presence of Ni atoms, showing significant difference from a -relaxation unpronounced La-Al-Cu glass. Our findings provide insights into the dynamics and atomic structure of La-based metallic glasses and will be helpful in understanding the microscopic dynamic behavior of metallic glasses in general.
||Planned: A print-only volume