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Glass Transition in the Density Functional Theory of Freezing

Dasgupta, C (1992) Glass Transition in the Density Functional Theory of Freezing. In: EPL: Europhysics Letters, 20 (2). pp. 131-136.

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A mean-field description of the glass transition in the hard-sphere system is obtained by numerically locating "glassy" minima of a model free-energy functional. These minima, characterized by inhomogeneous but aperiodic density distributions, appear as the average density is increased above the value at which equilibrium crystallization takes place. Investigations of the density distribution and local bond-orientational order at these minima yield results similar to those obtained from simulations.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: EPL: Europhysics Letters
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to EDP Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2011 07:03
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 06:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36144

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