Phonons in metallic glasses

L. V. Heimendahl, M. F. Thorpe

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The vibrational spectrum of a densely packed metallic glass is discussed in terms of a simple but realistic force constant model. It is concluded that the shape of the spectrum is largely determined by the short range structure and is sensitive to triangles of bonds between near neighbours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number002
Pages (from-to)L87-L91
JournalJournal of Physics F: Metal Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Metals and Alloys


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