Critical test of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition.

  title={Critical test of the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition.},
  author={Ludovic Berthier and Gilles Tarjus},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={82 3 Pt 1},
In its common implementation, the mode-coupling theory of the glass transition predicts the time evolution of the intermediate scattering functions in viscous liquids on the sole basis of the structural information encoded in two-point density correlations. We provide a critical test of this property and show that the theory fails to describe the strong differences of dynamical behavior seen in two model liquids characterized by very similar pair-correlation functions. Because we use "exact… CONTINUE READING

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