Structural Study Of Multi-Component Glasses By The Reverse Monte Carlo Simulation Technique

  • P. JÓvÁri
  • I. Kaban
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Using the example of amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 it is shown on how the local order at the level of pair distribution functions, coordination numbers and most probable interatomic distances can be revealed by combining the information obtained by different experimental techniques, when the measured data are modeled simultaneously by the reverse Monte-Carlo simulation technique (RMC). Special attention is paid to the information content of individual datasets. The capability of the new RMC implementation to assess the reliability of model structures is demonstrated.


Neutron Diffraction Pair Distribution Function Reverse Monte Carlo Partial Structure Factor Total Structure Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Solid State Physics and OpticsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsChemnitz University of TechnologyChemnitzGermany

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