- Conference date: 2–7 December 2012
- Location: Sendai, Japan
We present a study of the atomic dynamics in a metallic glass former both in the deep glassy state and in the supercooled liquid phase. Our results show that the glass transition is accompanied by a dynamical crossover between a faster than exponential shape of the intermediate scattering function in the glassy state and a slower than exponential shape in the supercooled liquid. While the crossover temperature is independent on the previous thermal history, both the relaxation rate and the shape of the relaxation process depend on the followed thermal path. Moreover, the temperature dependence of the the structural relaxation time displays a strong departure from the Arrhenius-like behavior of the corresponding supercooled liquid phase, and can be well described in the Narayanaswamy-Moynihan framework with a large non-linearity parameter.
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