Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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CPP: Fachverband Chemische Physik und Polymerphysik

CPP 43: Fluids and Glasses II

CPP 43.3: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 15:30–15:45, ZEU 255

Diverging time scale in the dimensional crossover for liquids in strong confinement — •Suvendu Mandal and Thomas Franosch — Institut für Theoretische Physik, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 21A, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

We study a strongly interacting dense hard-sphere system confined between two parallel plates by event-driven molecular dynamics simulations to address the fundamental question of the nature of the 3D to 2D crossover. As the fluid becomes more and more confined the dynamics of the transverse and lateral degrees of freedom decouple, which is accompanied by a diverging time scale separating 2D from 3D behavior. Relying on the time-correlation function of the transversal kinetic energy the scaling behavior and its density-dependence is explored. Surprisingly, our simulations reveal that its time-dependence becomes purely exponential such that memory effects can be ignored. We rationalize our findings quantitatively in terms of an analytic theory which becomes exact in the limit of strong confinement.

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