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Beam-induced atomic motion in alkali borate glasses

Author(s)
Katharina Holzweber, Christoph Tietz, Tobias Michael Fritz, Michael Leitner, Bogdan Sepiol
Abstract

Applying coherent x rays using the method of atomic-scale x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy results in beam-induced dynamics in a number of oxide glasses. Here these studies are extended to rubidium and cesium borates with varying alkali contents. While no effect due to cumulative beam damage is observed, the observed rate of structural rearrangements shows a linear relation to the instantaneous dose rate. In agreement with the increasing glass transition temperature, the rate of dynamics at a given dose rate decreases with increasing alkali content, while the shape of the decay of correlations becomes progressively stretched. This behavior is explained in terms of faster dynamics of the alkali positions compared to the borate network. Finally, the q-dependent behavior of the correlation decay rate implies that the observed dynamics proceeds via small-scale atomic displacements subject to de Gennes narrowing.

Organisation(s)
Dynamics of Condensed Systems
External organisation(s)
Technische Universität München, Heinz Meier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ), Universität Wien
Journal
Physical Review B
Volume
100
No. of pages
9
ISSN
2469-9950
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.100.214305
Publication date
12-2019
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
103008 Experimental physics, 103009 Solid state physics, 103015 Condensed matter
Keywords
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Condensed Matter Physics
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/beaminduced-atomic-motion-in-alkali-borate-glasses(65901d14-1bef-4734-a261-a66327c81002).html