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We investigate stresses and particle motion during the start-up of flow in a colloidal dispersion close to arrest into a glassy state. A combination of molecular dynamics simulation, mode-coupling theory and confocal microscopy experiments is used to investigate the origins of the widely observed stress overshoot and (previously not reported)(More)
We use inelastic neutron scattering and molecular dynamics simulation to investigate the interplay between the structure and the fast sodium ion diffusion in various sodium silicates. With increasing temperature and decreasing density the structure factors exhibit an emerging prepeak around 0.9 A(-1). We show that this prepeak has its origin in the(More)
We present a hybrid method for the simulation of colloidal systems that combines molecular dynamics (MD) with the Lattice Boltzmann (LB) scheme. The LB method is used as a model for the solvent in order to take into account the hydrodynamic mass and momentum transport through the solvent. The colloidal particles are propagated via MD and they are coupled to(More)
We present the results of large scale computer simulations in which we investigate the static and dynamic properties of sodium disilicate and sodium trisilicate melts. We study in detail the static properties of these systems, namely the coordination numbers, the temperature dependence of the Q (n) species and the static structure factor, and compare them(More)
We present the results of a large scale computer simulation of su-percooled silica. We find that at high temperatures the diffusion constants show a non-Arrhenius temperature dependence whereas at low temperature this dependence is also compatible with an Arrhe-nius law. We demonstrate that at low temperatures the intermediate scattering function shows a(More)
We investigate the structure and dynamics of sodium disilicate by means of molecular dynamics computer simulation. We show that the structure is described by a partially destroyed tetrahedral SiO 4 network and a spherical super structure formed by the silicon and sodium atoms. The static structure factor of our simulation is in very good agreement with one(More)
The development of new glassy materials is key for addressing major global challenges in energy, medicine, and advanced communications systems. For example, thin, flexible, and large-area glass substrates will play an enabling role in the development of flexible displays, roll-to-roll processing of solar cells, next-generation touch-screen devices, and(More)
The structure and the statistical fluctuations of interfaces between coexisting phases in the Asakura-Oosawa model [J. Chem. Phys. 22, 1255 (1954)] for a colloid-polymer mixture are analyzed by extensive Monte Carlo simulations. We make use of a recently developed grand canonical cluster move with an additional constraint stabilizing the existence of two(More)