Test of the universal scaling law for the diffusion coefficient in liquid metals

Phys Rev Lett. 2000 Jul 17;85(3):594-7. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.594.


The recently proposed scaling law relating the diffusion coefficient and the excess entropy of a liquid [M. Dzugutov, Nature (London) 381, 137 (1996)] is tested for several metals using molecular dynamics simulations. Interatomic potentials derived from the embedded atom method are used to study Ag, Au, Cu, Ni, Pd, Pt, Ni(3)Al, and AuPt and the angular dependent Stillinger-Weber form is used to investigate Si.