Geometrical frustration and static correlations in hard-sphere glass formers.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 12A515 -

PubMed ID

  • 23556766

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7690

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9606

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4770498


  • eng