Mosaic multistate scenario versus one-state description of supercooled liquids.

@article{Cavagna2007MosaicMS,
  title={Mosaic multistate scenario versus one-state description of supercooled liquids.},
  author={Andrea Cavagna and Tom{\'a}s S Grigera and Paolo Verrocchio},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 18},
  pages={187801}
}
According to the mosaic scenario, relaxation in supercooled liquids is ruled by two competing mechanisms: surface tension, opposing the creation of local excitations, and entropy, providing the drive to the configurational rearrangement of a given region. We test this scenario through numerical simulations well below the Mode Coupling temperature. For an equilibrated configuration, we freeze all the particles outside a sphere and study the thermodynamics of this sphere. The frozen environment… CONTINUE READING