On the glass transition singularities and slow dynamics

T. Odagaki, J. Matsui, Y. Hiwatari

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We give a unified view for the glass transition singularities and slow relaxations in supercooled liquids. On the basis of a heuristic argument, we show that the waiting time distribution (WTD) function for the non-trapped diffusive motion is given by a power-law function in the long time limit. Exploiting the lattice model for the stochastic dynamics, we show that the divergence of various moments of the WTD signifies dynamical anomalies which can be assigned to the Vogel-Fulcher (TVF), glass transition (Tg) and crossover (Tx) temperatures in supercooled liquids. Three predictions (i) the Kauzmann temperature TK = TVF, (ii) TgsC(Tg) ∼ constant and (iii) TxsC(Tx)/TgsC(T g) = 2, where sC(T) is the excess entropy per atom, are made which are consistent with experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-83
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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