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TOPICAL REVIEW: The frustration-based approach of supercooled liquids and the glass transition: a review and critical assessment
One of the most spectacular phenomena in physics in terms of dynamical range is the glass transition and the associated slowing down of flow and relaxation with decreasing temperature. That it occurs
Spatial correlations in the dynamics of glassforming liquids: experimental determination of their temperature dependence.
The physical content of three-point functions that relate the sensitivity of the averaged two-time dynamics to external control parameters (such as temperature or density) as well as their connection to the more standard four-point dynamic susceptibility associated with dynamical heterogeneities are discussed.
Capillary condensation in disordered porous materials: hysteresis versus equilibrium behavior.
The simple van der Waals picture of metastability fails due to the appearance of a complex free-energy landscape with a large number of metastable states, and thermodynamic consistency is not satisfied along the hysteresis loop.
Nonperturbative effect of attractive forces in viscous liquids.
The viscous slowing down of the two systems is found to be quantitatively and qualitatively different over a broad density range, whereas the static pair correlations remain close.
Periodic boundary conditions on the pseudosphere
We provide a framework for building periodic boundary conditions on the pseudosphere (or hyperbolic plane), the infinite two-dimensional Riemannian space of constant negative curvature. Starting from
Random critical point separates brittle and ductile yielding transitions in amorphous materials
The results show that the variety of yielding behaviors found in amorphous materials does not necessarily result from the diversity of particle interactions or microscopic dynamics but is instead unified by carefully considering the role of the initial stability of the system.
Adsorption hysteresis and capillary condensation in disordered porous solids: a density functional study
We present a theoretical study of capillary condensation of fluids adsorbed in mesoporous disordered media. Combining mean-field density functional theory with a coarse-grained description in terms
Growing static and dynamic length scales in a glass-forming liquid.
It is found that the structural length and the correlation length characterizing the increasing heterogeneity of the dynamics grow together as temperature decreases, however, the system eventually enters a regime in which the former saturates as a result of frustration whereas dynamic correlations keep building up.
Critical test of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition.
This work provides a critical test of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition and shows that the theory fails to describe the strong differences of dynamical behavior seen in two model liquids characterized by very similar pair-correlation functions.