Glass Forming Ability and Alloying Effect of a Noble-Metal-Based Glass Former

LGV Goncalves and CJ DaSilva and JP Rino, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 116, 1356-1359 (2012).

DOI: 10.1021/jp208244n

This work addresses the question on how the glass-forming ability (GFA) of a binary Pd-Ni metallic glass can be enhanced by the alloying effect of Pt. The structural features and slow dynamics of liquid and glassy states on both alloys are investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. Both alloys show typical features of glassy dynamics, namely, the non-Arrhenian behavior of diffusion and relaxation and the fractional Stokes-Einstein relation validity at low temperatures. On the basis of the analysis of the dynamical susceptibilities, we demonstrate that there is a strong influence of the alloying effect on the collective motion of the species, revealing that the GFA of the binary liquid increases with Pt alloying.

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