Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 5–9 | Cite as

Collective modes in Ca70Mg30 glass

  • B. Y. Thakore
  • P. N. Gajjar
  • A. R. Jani


The self-consistent phonon scheme given by Takeno and Goda, involving multiple scattering and phonon eigen frequencies which are expressed in terms of many-body correlation functions of atoms as well as of interatomic potential in the solids, has been used to generate the collective modes in the Ca70Mg30 glass. A model potential is proposed to describe the effective interaction in the glass. Three different forms of the local field correction functions viz. Hartree, Taylor and Ichimaru and Utsumi are used to examine relative influence of exchange and correlation effects. The phonon frequencies of the longitudinal and transverse modes are computed employing the theoretical formulation of Hubbard and Beeby. The elastic property of the glassy system is then studied using the long wavelength limits of the phonon modes. The theoretical computations reproduce much better dispersion curves (both for the longitudinal and transverse phonons) compared to earlier reports and are found to be in good agreement with the available experimental results due to neutron scattering.


Metallic glass pair correlation function phonon frequencies sound velocities elastic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Y. Thakore
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. N. Gajjar
    • 1
  • A. R. Jani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSardar Patel UniversityVallabh VidyanagarIndia
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentVP & RPTP Science CollegeVallabh VidyanagarIndia

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