Abraham, Sneha Elizabeth and Bhattacharrya, Sarika Maitra and Bagchi, Biman (2008) Energy Landscape, Antiplasticization, and Polydispersity Induced Crossover of Heterogeneity in Supercooled Polydisperse Liquids. In: Physical Review Letters, 100 (16). 167801-1-167801-4.
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Polydispersity is found to have a significant effect on the potential energy landscape; the average inherent structure energy decreases with polydispersity. Increasing polydispersity at a fixed volume fraction decreases the glass transition temperature and the fragility of glass formation analogous to the antiplasticization seen in some polymeric melts. An interesting temperature dependent crossover of heterogeneity with polydispersity is observed at low temperature due to the faster buildup of dynamic heterogeneity at lower polydispersity.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2012 05:41|
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