Thermal kinetics of glass simulations
A novel glass quenching method along with traditional glass quenching methods are used to create simulated silica glass, and their effect on the final glass structure is determined. The most distinct changes are seen to occur in the medium range structure, specifically in the population of the different ring sizes. Some differences in the number of defects formed are also observed. The implications are that the modified glass forming method creates glasses that are at least as good as traditional simulated glass forming methods. The objective of this work is to validate the new glass forming algorithm that can be used in a systematic study of thermal dissipation in simulated systems to better understand the role of simulated quenching algorithms in controlling structural results.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 August 2005