Structural correlations and mechanical behavior in nanophase silica glasses

Timothy Campbell, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, Fuyuki Shimojo, Kenji Tsuruta, Priya Vashishta, Shuji Ogata

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Sintering, structural correlations and mechanical behavior of nanophase silica glasses are investigated using large-scale, parallel molecular-dynamics simulations. During the sintering process, the pore sizes and distribution change without any discernible change in the pore morphology. The height and position of the first sharp diffraction peak in the neutron static structure factor shows significant differences in the nanophase glasses relative to the bulk silica glass. The effect of densification on mechanical properties is also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4018-4021
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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