TITLE

Structural changes on supercooling liquid silicon

AUTHOR(S)
Jakse, No&eouml;l; Hennet, Louis; Price, David L.; Krishnan, Shankar; Key, Thomas; Artacho, Emilio; Glorieux, Benoit; Pasturel, Alain; Saboungi, Marie-Louise
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/8/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 23, p4734
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
X-ray diffraction experiments and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations have been performed to investigate the atomic structure of liquid silicon into the deeply supercooled region. The levitation technique used has made it possible to extend the measurements down to a temperature of 1458 K, 230 K below the equilibrium melting point. The x-ray and AIMD results, which are in reasonable agreement, show conclusively that the tetrahedral order is reinforced and that the coordination number decreases as the liquid is supercooled, with implications for the liquid–liquid phase transition. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
11567928

 

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