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Condensed Matter Physics

Ralph E. Napolitano

Metals and alloys

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A Computational Study Of Diffusion In A Glass-Forming Metallic Liquid, T. Wang, F. Zhang, L. Yang, X. W. Fang, S. H. Zhou, Matthew J. Kramer, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Ralph E. Napolitano Aug 2019

A Computational Study Of Diffusion In A Glass-Forming Metallic Liquid, T. Wang, F. Zhang, L. Yang, X. W. Fang, S. H. Zhou, Matthew J. Kramer, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Ralph E. Napolitano

Ralph E. Napolitano

Liquid phase diffusion plays a critical role in phase transformations (e.g. glass transformation and devitrification) observed in marginal glass forming systems such as Al-Sm. Controlling transformation pathways in such cases requires a comprehensive description of diffusivity, including the associated composition and temperature dependencies. In the computational study reported here, we examine atomic diffusion in Al-Sm liquids using ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) and determine the diffusivities of Al and Sm for selected alloy compositions. Non-Arrhenius diffusion behavior is observed in the undercooled liquids with an enhanced local structural ordering. Through assessment of our AIMD result, we construct a general ...