Theory of Metals

The Physics of Metals and Metallography

, Volume 109, Issue 6, pp 563-567

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Cluster model of the structural organization of amorphous iron

  • E. V. LevchenkoAffiliated withVoronezh State Technical UniversityThe University of Newcastle
  • , A. V. EvteevAffiliated withVoronezh State Technical UniversityThe University of Newcastle
  • , S. Yu. VakhminAffiliated withVoronezh State Technical University
  • , A. T. KosilovAffiliated withVoronezh State Technical University
  • , A. Yu. Pryadil’shchikovAffiliated withVoronezh State Technical University

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Within the framework of the method of molecular dynamics and statistic geometrical analysis, laws governing the formation of the structure of a percolation cluster consisting of interpenetrating and mutually contacting icosahedra have been studied in the process of iron vitrification. The results of an analysis of the morphology of clusters consisting of only interpenetrating icosahedra and of the nature of their joining into a percolation cluster are presented.

Key words

iron metal glass simulation molecular dynamics percolation cluster icosahedron