Ring Statistics in Glass Networks

  • Matthieu Micoulaut


We present in this paper a statistical model which gives elements of the intermediate-range order (IRO) structure in some current glass networks. Starting from typical short-range order (SRO) clusters, we construct multiplets of growing size by agglomeration of the SRO clusters and compute a corresponding probability. The assumption that a rapid stabilization of the fraction of atoms trapped inside rings is obtained with size-growing clusters, determines the involved ring-formation energies and the computed ring statistics is then compared to experiment.


Central Atom Boron Atom Glass Network Ring Fraction Germanium Oxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthieu Micoulaut
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  1. 1.Laboratoire GCR-UFR de PhysiqueParis VI, CNRS-URA 769, Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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