Two-level tunnelling model description of thermal conductivity for CuχSn1-χ metallic glasses at low temperature

G. M. Bhuiyan*, Md Shahjahan, Issam Ali, S. M.Mujibur Rahman

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The two level tunnelling model is applied to analyze recent experimental data on low temperature thermal conductivity of CuχSn1-χ metallic glasses. An extra scattering mechanism due to Rayleigh is introduced to describe three characteristic regions of conductivity. Model parameters are determined using least-squares fitting procedure. Results derived from the parameters allow one to predict several interesting low temperature properties of metallic glasses in particular the characteristic plateau of conductivity. Theoretical results are also compared and contrasted with those of other metallic and non-metallic systems, and both common and uncommon features that exist between them are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2259-2271
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Low temperature
  • Metallic glasses
  • Plateau of conductivity
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Two level tunnelling model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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