Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago
Caption: This image shows the molecular configuration of a simulated ultrastable glass. The purple and greenish-blue spheres represent two different types of atoms (phosphorus and nickel, respectively) that were introduced onto the substrate (the pink spheres) a few at a time in a molecular dynamics simulation, mimicking the vapor deposition process as it occurs in laboratory experiments.
Credit: Ivan Lyubimov/University of Chicago
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