‘Crystal Genes’ in Metallic Liquids and Glasses

  title={‘Crystal Genes’ in Metallic Liquids and Glasses},
  author={Y. -R. Sun and Feng Zhang and Zhuo Ming Ye and Yue Zhang and Xiaowei Fang and Zejun Ding and C. Z. Wang and Mikhail I. Mendelev and Ryan Timothy Ott and Matthew J Kramer and Kai-Ming Ho},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
We analyze the underlying structural order that transcends liquid, glass and crystalline states in metallic systems. A genetic algorithm is applied to search for the most common energetically favorable packing motifs in crystalline structures. These motifs are in turn compared to the observed packing motifs in the actual liquid or glass structures using a… CONTINUE READING