Transformations in quasimelting

D. Narayanaswamy*, L. D. Marks

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The structural fluctuations in small particles in the presence of an electron beam has been investigated using real time video recordings. The acquired images have been analyzed frame by frame in order to probe the exact nature of the quasimolten state. This analysis demonstrates that quasimelting, as experimentally observed in a high resolution microscope is a mixture of rapid rotations of the particle and much slower structural transformations. In addition, no evidence is found for an amorphous state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalZeitschrift für Physik D Atoms, Molecules and Clusters
Issue number1 Supplement
StatePublished - Mar 1 1993


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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