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Nonlinear hydrodynamics of a hard-sphere fluid near the glass transition

Lust, Lisa M and Valls, Oriol T and Dasgupta, Chandan (1993) Nonlinear hydrodynamics of a hard-sphere fluid near the glass transition. In: Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 48 (3). 1787-1798 .

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We conduct a numerical study of the dynamic behavior of a dense hard-sphere fluid by deriving and integrating a set of Langevin equations. The statics of the system is described by a free-energy functional of the Ramakrishnan-Yussouff form. We find that the system exhibits glassy behavior as evidenced through a stretched exponential decay and a two-stage relaxation of the density correlation function. The characteristic times grow with increasing density according to the Vogel-Fulcher law. The wave-number dependence of the kinetics is extensively explored. The connection of our results with experiment, mode-coupling theory, and molecular-dynamics results is discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Ms TV Yashodha
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 05:50
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2011 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35633

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