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Anisotropic Local Stress and Particle Hopping in a Deeply Supercooled Liquid

Bhattacharyya, Sarika and Bagchi, Biman (2002) Anisotropic Local Stress and Particle Hopping in a Deeply Supercooled Liquid. In: Physical Review Letters, 89 (2). 025504/1-4.

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Abstract

The origin of the microscopic motions that lead to stress relaxation in deeply supercooled liquid remains unclear. We show that in such a liquid the stress relaxation is locally anisotropic which can serve as the driving force for the hopping of the system on its free energy surface. However, not all hoppings are equally effective in relaxing the local stress, suggesting that diffusion can decouple from viscosity even at the local level. On the other hand, orientational relaxation is found to be always coupled to stress relaxation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2321

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