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Title: Finite-density effects in the Fredrickson-Andersen and Kob-Andersen kinetically-constrained models

We calculate the corrections to the thermodynamic limit of the critical density for jamming in the Kob-Andersen and Fredrickson-Andersen kinetically-constrained models, and find them to be finite-density corrections, and not finite-size corrections. We do this by introducing a new numerical algorithm, which requires negligible computer memory since contrary to alternative approaches, it generates at each point only the necessary data. The algorithm starts from a single unfrozen site and at each step randomly generates the neighbors of the unfrozen region and checks whether they are frozen or not. Our results correspond to systems of size greater than 10{sup 7} × 10{sup 7}, much larger than any simulated before, and are consistent with the rigorous bounds on the asymptotic corrections. We also find that the average number of sites that seed a critical droplet is greater than 1.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420014
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; DENSITY; DROPLETS; SIMULATION