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Search for a thermodynamic basis for the glass transition

Dasgupta, Chandan and Ramaswamy, Sriram (1992) Search for a thermodynamic basis for the glass transition. In: Statistical Physics of Disordered Solids, Polymers and Glasses, 27 Dec. 1991-7 Jan. 1992, Calcutta, India, pp. 314-326.

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The authors present the results of two numerical studies of the glass transition. In the first, they show that the Ramakrishnan-Yussouff density functional for hard spheres has, at large enough packing fraction, a large number of metastable minima corresponding to frozen, inhomogeneous, but not periodic or quasiperiodic density configurations. These minima are mean-field glassy states. The second work is a molecular dynamics simulation of Lennard-Jones mixtures, which finds a complete absence of spatial scale-dependence in the growth of relaxation times near the glass transition. This is evidence against the interpretation of the glass transition as a continuous phase transition

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: North Holland
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Keywords: glass transition (glasses);Lennard-Jones potential;molecular dynamics method;numerical analysis;thermodynamic properties
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11128

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