Slowdown of atomic diffusion in liquid gallium-indium alloy under different nanoconfinements

D. Yu Podorozhkin, Cheng Tien, E. V. Charnaya, M. K. Lee, L. J. Chang, D. Michel, J. Haase, Yu A. Kumzerov

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NMR studies were carried out on three isotopes, 71Ga, 69Ga, and 115In, in liquid gallium-indium (Ga-In) alloy embedded into porous glasses with 200 and 5 nm pore sizes at two magnetic fields, 9.4 and 17.6 T. Spin-lattice relaxation and the Knight shift were found to depend on pore size. For porous glass with 5 nm pores the relaxation rate was field-dependent which evidenced that the extreme narrowing limit was no longer valid. Magnetization recovery data were used to evaluate the correlation times of atomic mobility and the quadrupole constants under nanoconfinement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2063-2067
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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