A remarkable slowdown of self-diffusion was found by NMR in liquid metallic indium confined within nanopores of an opal photonic crystal which becomes more pronounced within temperature ranges of diffused freezing and melting of indium. The additional decrease in atomic mobility in the confined melt upon partial indium freezing was shown to correlate with the portion of unfrozen liquid rather than immediately with temperature.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jun 21|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics