Geometrical frustration and static correlations in a simple glass former.


Journal Article

We study the geometrical frustration scenario of glass formation for simple hard-sphere models. We find that the dual picture in terms of defects brings little insight and no theoretical simplification for the understanding of the slowing down of relaxation, because of the strong frustration characterizing these systems. The possibility of a growing static length is furthermore found to be physically irrelevant in the regime that is accessible to computer simulations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Charbonneau, B; Charbonneau, P; Tarjus, G

Published Date

  • January 18, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 035701 -

PubMed ID

  • 22400759

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22400759

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.108.035701


  • eng