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Title: Simple theory of viscosity in liquids

Abstract

A simplistic model of atomic dynamics in liquid, based on the concept of dynamic fluctuations in local atomic connectivity, is proposed to elucidate the temperature variation of the viscosity of a material in its liquid phase. Within the simplifications and hypothesis made to define the model, it is possible to explain the crossover from a simple liquid to a cooperative liquid and covariance of viscosity near the glass transition temperature. The model is a mechanical analog of the Drude model for the electric transport in metal.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States); Westfälische Wilhelms-Univ., Münster (Germany)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1493987
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1488683
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

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Bellissard, Jean, and Egami, Takeshi. Simple theory of viscosity in liquids. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.063005.
Bellissard, Jean, & Egami, Takeshi. Simple theory of viscosity in liquids. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.063005.
Bellissard, Jean, and Egami, Takeshi. Fri . "Simple theory of viscosity in liquids". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.98.063005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493987.
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abstractNote = {A simplistic model of atomic dynamics in liquid, based on the concept of dynamic fluctuations in local atomic connectivity, is proposed to elucidate the temperature variation of the viscosity of a material in its liquid phase. Within the simplifications and hypothesis made to define the model, it is possible to explain the crossover from a simple liquid to a cooperative liquid and covariance of viscosity near the glass transition temperature. The model is a mechanical analog of the Drude model for the electric transport in metal.},
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number = 6,
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