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Fig. 4

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

Fig. 4

Characteristic length and time scale for heterogeneous dynamics. a An example g4t, Δr) at 507 K. b The correlation length ξ as a function of temperature. c ξ vs. ln(τ), which is a straight line in the Adam-Gibbs theory.15 d A log–log plot of ξ vs. τ, which is a straight line in the inhomogeneous mode-coupling theory54. e A semi-log plot of τ vs. ξ/kBT, which is a straight line in the random first-order transition theory14. The data are in reasonable agreement with all of the models. The reduced χ2 is 0.914, 0.905, and 0.961 for the fitting in c, d, e, respectively. The error bars are the standard deviation of the mean of four measurements on different nanowires

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