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INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) S803S811 PII: S0953-8984(03)58342-4
 

Summary: INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) S803S811 PII: S0953-8984(03)58342-4
Cell approach to glass transition
Tomaso Aste1
and Antonio Coniglio1,2
1 Applied Mathematics, RSPhysSE, ANU, 0200 Canberra, ACT, Australia
2
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universit`a `Federico II', INFM and INFN Napoli, Via Cintia,
80126 Napoli, Italy
Received 14 November 2002
Published 10 March 2003
Online at stacks.iop.org/JPhysCM/15/S803
Abstract
We present a novel theoretical approach to understanding the complex dynamics
of glass-forming liquids, granular packings and amorphous solids. This theory,
which is an elaboration of the free volume and inherent structure approaches,
allows one to retrieve the thermodynamical properties of these systems from
studies of geometrical and topological properties of local, static configurations
alone. When applied to hard-sphere systems, the present theory reproduces
with a good quantitative agreement the equation of state for the crystalline and

  

Source: Aste, Tomaso - Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University

 

Collections: Physics