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Fig. 3

From: Spatially heterogeneous dynamics in a metallic glass forming liquid imaged by electron correlation microscopy

Fig. 3

Near-surface region with fast dynamics. Profiles through the τ maps in Fig. 2. Near the free surface, the relaxation time remains almost constant and is about 20 times smaller than in the center of the nanowire. The inset shows that the near free surface layer is 3–4 pixels wide, which is between 0.7 and 1 nm. The dependence of τ on the projected thickness of the wire along the profile is discussed in the supplemental information