Mode-coupling glass transition in a fluid confined by a periodic potential.

  title={Mode-coupling glass transition in a fluid confined by a periodic potential.},
  author={Saroj Kumar Nandi and Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya and Sriram Ramaswamy},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 6 Pt 1},
We show that a fluid under strong spatially periodic confinement displays a glass transition within mode-coupling theory at a much lower density than the corresponding bulk system. We use fluctuating hydrodynamics, with confinement imposed through a periodic potential whose wavelength plays an important role in our treatment. To make the calculation tractable we implement a detailed calculation in one dimension. Although we do not expect simple 1d fluids to show a glass transition, our results… 
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