Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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CPP: Fachverband Chemische Physik und Polymerphysik

CPP 66: Glasses and Glass Transition (joint session DY/CPP/DF, organized by DY)

CPP 66.2: Vortrag

Freitag, 24. März 2017, 10:15–10:30, ZEU 118

The glass transition as a mixture of random organization and athermal jammingMoumita Maiti and •Michael Schmiedeberg — Institut für Theoretische Physik 1, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany

We explore the properties of the glass transition by employing a model system for a mixture of athermal jamming and random organization. We start with random configurations of soft repulsive spheres. While athermal jamming is realized by heading for the local minimum of the overlap energy without crossing energy barriers, random organization is obtained if we displace overlapping particles randomly in each step [1]. When mixing these protocols, we obtain a transition which is in the universality class of a directed percolation transition in time. Furthermore, we reveal that the limit of a small but nonzero probability of random steps differs from the case without random steps. This limit corresponds to the glass transition at small but non-zero temperatures. As a consequence the glass transition is a directed percolation transition and is fundamentally different from the athermal jamming transition. Finally, we explore the relation to spatial percolation transitions.

[1] L. Milz and M. Schmiedeberg, Connecting the random organization transition and jamming within a unifying model system, Phys. Rev. E 88, 062308 (2013).

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