SKM 2023 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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DY: Fachverband Dynamik und Statistische Physik

DY 24: Glasses and Glass Transition (joint session DY/CPP)

DY 24.2: Vortrag

Dienstag, 28. März 2023, 14:15–14:30, ZEU 148

Fragile to strong crossover as general glassy feature — •Anshul Deep Singh Parmar and Andreas Heuer — Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Münster, Corrensstrasse 28/30, 48149 Münster, Germany

As a liquid is cooled below the melting temperature, the dynamics become increasingly sluggish with the degree of supercooling, known as fragility. The fundamental question is whether the liquid ceases to flow at some finite temperature, the material undergoing the glass transition, or dynamics diverge smoothly to zero temperature. This is a central question of pivotal importance for unraveling the nature of glass and theoretical understanding, concealing with astronomical long observation times.

We circumvent this infeasibility by taking advantage of swap Monte Carlo with multi-billion speedups for equilibration well beyond the glass transition. Our investigation of a wide range of system sizes and temperatures across the experimental glass transition unveils the nature of the energy landscape. We observe a notable deviation from the Gaussian nature of the potential-energy landscape. Rapid depletion of states is associated with the glassy bottom of the landscape, unveiling the fragile to strong crossover is the general glassy behavior. Our result ultimately rules out the finite-temperature divergence and establishes the conceptualized Arrhenius description of the dynamics at low temperatures. Our findings are critical in advancing the investigation of glass in an experimental and theoretical framework.

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