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Abstract

nelastic x-ray scattering measurements on liquid Bi were carried out. Prominent acoustic mode excitations were observed in the dynamic structure factor to beyond 12nm−1, which resolves previously conflicting results as to their presence beyond 6nm−1. We find the dispersion curve of the excitation energy with momentum transfer is nearly flat from 7 to 15nm−1 consistent with ab initio calculations of liquid Bi [J. Souto et al., Phys. Rev. B 81, 134201 (2010)]. Our ab initio and classical molecular dynamics simulations suggest that a long-range force is needed to reproduce the flatness of the dispersion curve, and the long-range force is correlated with a local structure consisting of shorter and longer bonds in the liquid.

Journal

  • Physical Review B

    Physical Review B 92(5), 054206-1-054206-8, 2015-08-25

    American Physical Society

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120006697263
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    2469-9950
  • Data Source
    IR 
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