Dr. Fakhar-ul-Inam in France to Deliver Talk About Glass
Dr. Fakhar ul Inam, faculty member from the Department of Physics at LUMS, was invited to deliver a talk in the workshop, “Challenges in the atomic-scale modeling of glasses: impact and predictive power of molecular dynamic approaches” organised by the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) from 4 to 6 June, 2012 at Strasbourg, France.
The workshop gathers scientists, working in the area of modeling and simulation of disordered structures in general and glasses in particular, along with the experimentalists. Beside other issues in glass science, the workshop will focus on the understanding of recently discovered Intermediate Phase in binary and ternary glass systems. The universal nature of the intermediate phase has attracted many researchers and a lot of work, both theoretical and experimental, is being carried out to develop the atomistic picture of the Intermediate phase.
Fakharul Inam's group has been working in this area focusing on Ge-Se glassy alloys, using first principle molecular dynamics simulations. He will present their study on the intermediate phase (IP) in Ge-Se glasses, which reveals that the IP in GexSe1-x glasses may arise from the competition between stoichiometric amorphous GeSe2 and polymeric a-Se phase, which gives rise to the non-monotonic evolution of the network parameters through the IP window.