Relationship between topological order and glass forming ability in densely packed enstatite and forsterite composition glasses

  title={Relationship between topological order and glass forming ability in densely packed enstatite and forsterite composition glasses},
  author={Shinji Kohara and Jaakko Akola and Hirokazu Morita and Kentaro Suzuya and J. K. R. Weber and Martin C. Wilding and Chris J. Benmore},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={14780 - 14785}
The atomic structures of magnesium silicate melts are key to understanding processes related to the evolution of the Earth’s mantle and represent precursors to the formation of most igneous rocks. Magnesium silicate compositions also represent a major component of many glass ceramics, and depending on their composition can span the entire fragility range of glass formation. The silica rich enstatite (MgSiO3) composition is a good glass former, whereas the forsterite (Mg2SiO4) composition is at… 

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