Sanyal, S and Sood, AK (1996) Cooperative jumps and hop-back motion in supercooled liquids near the glass transition in binary colloids. In: Europhysics Letters, 34 (5). pp. 361-366.
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Brownian Dynamics simulations on binary charged colloids have been performed to get a liquid to crystal (at volume fraction $\phi=0.2)$ or glass $(\phi= 0.3)$ as the temperature is lowered. The subdiffusive and staircase behaviours of the mean-squared displacements as well as the behaviour of van-Hove self-correlation functions for the supercooled liquid with $\phi=0.3$ indicate strongly cooperative particle motion. The van-Hove distinct correlations follow a factorization property predicted by the mode-coupling theory. Most interestingly, a few particles show an interconnected cooperative hop and subseqent hop-back motion very close to the glass transition.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||14 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:35|
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