Multiple reentrant glass transitions in confined hard-sphere glasses.

  title={Multiple reentrant glass transitions in confined hard-sphere glasses.},
  author={Suvendu Mandal and Simon Lang and Markus Wolfram Gross and M Oettel and Dierk Raabe and Thomas Franosch and Fathollah Varnik},
  journal={Nature communications},
Glass-forming liquids exhibit a rich phenomenology upon confinement. This is often related to the effects arising from wall-fluid interactions. Here we focus on the interesting limit where the separation of the confining walls becomes of the order of a few particle diameters. For a moderately polydisperse, densely packed hard-sphere fluid confined between two smooth hard walls, we show via event-driven molecular dynamics simulations the emergence of a multiple reentrant glass transition… CONTINUE READING