Slowdown of self-diffusion induced by partial freezing in confined liquid indium

E. V. Charnaya, Cheng Tien, Min-Kai Lee, Yu A. Kumzerov

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212202
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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