Original Research ARTICLE
Topological Constraint Theory Analysis of Rigidity Transition in Highly Coordinate Amorphous Hydrogenated Boron Carbide
- 1University of Missouri–Kansas City, United States
- 2University at Albany, United States
- 3Intel (United States), United States
Topological constraint theory (TCT) has revealed itself to be a powerful tool in interpreting the behaviors of amorphous solids. The theory predicts a transition between a ‘rigid’ overconstrained network and a ‘floppy’ underconstrained network as a function of connectivity or average coordination number,
Keywords: Boron carbide, Amorphous hydrogenated boron carbide, Amorphous solids, topological constraint theory, Rigidity theory
Received: 20 Jun 2019;
Accepted: 10 Oct 2019.
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* Correspondence: Mx. Michelle M. Paquette, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, 64112, Missouri, United States, email@example.com