Dislocation-like Structures in a Simulated Liquid

Rodney M J Cotterill

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The free-volume distribution in a simulated Lennard-Jones liquid is heterogeneous. Chains of holes, appearing as segments rather than a continuous network, have lifetimes that are brief compared with the mean vibration period of the atoms. Larger isolated holes persist for longer times. If the chains are interpreted as dislocation cores, the observed dislocation density is 1.0×1014 cm-2, but the actual density is probably higher.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
Pages (from-to)1541-1544
Publication statusPublished - 1979

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Copyright (1979) by the American Physical Society.

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