Crystalline motifs serve as local ordering in the liquid and glasses
What is it about?
We established a correlation between the energetically favored crystalline motifs and dominant short-range ordering in the liquid and glass with similar chemical compositions.
Why is it important?
I. Our finding gives strong evidence that the local packing in the crystal and liquid/glass states follows a similar rule which is essentially searching for the local minima on the potential energy landscape. These local packing can be the key controlling the phase selection at the far-from-equilibrium state. II. It also demonstrates that there are abundant packing motifs (or short-range ordering) in the metallic liquid/glasses instead of the only icosahedron, due to the change of bonding and chemical compositions.
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