TITLE

Geometrical frustration and static correlations in hard-sphere glass formers

AUTHOR(S)
Charbonneau, Benoit; Charbonneau, Patrick; Tarjus, Gilles
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Chemical Physics;Mar2013, Vol. 138 Issue 12, p12A515
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We analytically and numerically characterize the structure of hard-sphere fluids in order to review various geometrical frustration scenarios of the glass transition. We find generalized polytetrahedral order to be correlated with increasing fluid packing fraction, but to become increasingly irrelevant with increasing dimension. We also find the growth in structural correlations to be modest in the dynamical regime accessible to computer simulations.
ACCESSION #
86446779

 

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