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Is there a growing correlation length near the glass transition?

Dasgupta, C and Indrani, AV and Ramaswamy, S and Phani, MK (1991) Is there a growing correlation length near the glass transition? In: Europhysics Letters, 15 (3). pp. 307-312.

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Abstract

The authors present the results of a molecular-dynamics study on a Lennard-Jones mixture. Measurements of density and bond-angle correlation functions show that the answer to the question posed in the title is NO. They also show that icosahedral order plays no special role in the glass transition, but that a normalized measure of the persistence of orientational correlations in the glass shows a systematic dependence on the spherical harmonic index.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 12:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/8512

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