Stokes-Einstein relation in dense metallic glass-forming melts

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Author(s)

  • S. M. Chathoth
  • K. Samwer

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number221910
Journal / PublicationApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Quasielastic neutron scattering has been used to investigate atomic motion in a very fragile binary metallic melt and a multicomponent bulk glass-forming metallic melt. Both melts show a breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation and display a change in the slope of In D dependence on In (η/T). We also observed that the values for the exponent in the fractional Stokes-Einstein relation are not in the commonly observed range for Cu46 Zr 42 Al7 Y5 melts. At low temperatures, the deviation from the Stokes-Einstein law is very significant and can be expressed in the form of a power law with exponent ξ=-1.82±0.08. The change in the slope is found to be associated with a change in friction coefficient while increasing the packing density of the melt. The abrupt change in the value of friction coefficient is independent of packing density, but it occurs at a common value of ζ= (3.2±0.1) × 10-12 kg s-1 in these melts. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

Citation Format(s)

Stokes-Einstein relation in dense metallic glass-forming melts. / Chathoth, S. M.; Samwer, K.
In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 97, No. 22, 221910, 29.11.2010.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review