# Browsing by Author "Kundu, Joyjit"

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Item Open Access Bypassing sluggishness: SWAP algorithm and glassiness in high dimensionsBerthier, Ludovic; Charbonneau, Patrick; Kundu, JoyjitThe recent implementation of a swap Monte Carlo algorithm (SWAP) for polydisperse mixtures fully bypasses computational sluggishness and closes the gap between experimental and simulation timescales in physical dimensions $d=2$ and $3$. Here, we consider suitably optimized systems in $d=2, 3,\dots, 8$, to obtain insights into the performance and underlying physics of SWAP. We show that the speedup obtained decays rapidly with increasing the dimension. SWAP nonetheless delays systematically the onset of the activated dynamics by an amount that remains finite in the limit $d \to \infty$. This shows that the glassy dynamics in high dimensions $d>3$ is now computationally accessible using SWAP, thus opening the door for the systematic consideration of finite-dimensional deviations from the mean-field description.Item Open Access Finite Dimensional Vestige of Spinodal Criticality above the Dynamical Glass Transition.(Physical review letters, 2020-09) Berthier, Ludovic; Charbonneau, Patrick; Kundu, JoyjitFinite dimensional signatures of spinodal criticality are notoriously difficult to come by. The dynamical transition of glass-forming liquids, first described by mode-coupling theory, is a spinodal instability preempted by thermally activated processes that also limit how close the instability can be approached. We combine numerical tools to directly observe vestiges of the spinodal criticality in finite dimensional glass formers. We use the swap Monte Carlo algorithm to efficiently thermalize configurations beyond the mode-coupling crossover, and analyze their dynamics using a scheme to screen out activated processes, in spatial dimensions ranging from d=3 to d=10. We observe a strong softening of the mean-field square-root singularity in d=3 that is progressively restored as d increases above d=8, in surprisingly good agreement with perturbation theory.Item Open Access The dimensional evolution of structure and dynamics in hard sphere liquids(2021-11-26) Charbonneau, Patrick; Hu, Yi; Kundu, Joyjit; Morse, Peter KThe formulation of the mean-field, infinite-dimensional solution of hard sphere glasses is a significant milestone for theoretical physics. How relevant this description might be for understanding low-dimensional glass-forming liquids, however, remains unclear. These liquids indeed exhibit a complex interplay between structure and dynamics, and the importance of this interplay might only slowly diminish as dimension $d$ increases. A careful numerical assessment of the matter has long been hindered by the exponential increase of computational costs with $d$. By revisiting a once common simulation technique involving the use of periodic boundary conditions modeled on $D_d$ lattices, we here partly sidestep this difficulty, thus allowing the study of hard sphere liquids up to $d=13$. Parallel efforts by Mangeat and Zamponi [Phys. Rev. E 93, 012609 (2016)] have expanded the mean-field description of glasses to finite $d$ by leveraging standard liquid-state theory, and thus help bridge the gap from the other direction. The relatively smooth evolution of both structure and dynamics across the $d$ gap allows us to relate the two approaches, and to identify some of the missing features that a finite-$d$ theory of glasses might hope to include to achieve near quantitative agreement.Item Open Access The dimensional evolution of structure and dynamics in hard sphere liquids.(The Journal of chemical physics, 2022-04) Charbonneau, Patrick; Hu, Yi; Kundu, Joyjit; Morse, Peter KThe formulation of the mean-field infinite-dimensional solution of hard sphere glasses is a significant milestone for theoretical physics. How relevant this description might be for understanding low-dimensional glass-forming liquids, however, remains unclear. These liquids indeed exhibit a complex interplay between structure and dynamics, and the importance of this interplay might only slowly diminish as dimension d increases. A careful numerical assessment of the matter has long been hindered by the exponential increase in computational costs with d. By revisiting a once common simulation technique involving the use of periodic boundary conditions modeled on D_{d}lattices, we here partly sidestep this difficulty, thus allowing the study of hard sphere liquids up to d = 13. Parallel efforts by Mangeat and Zamponi [Phys. Rev. E 93, 012609 (2016)] have expanded the mean-field description of glasses to finite d by leveraging the standard liquid-state theory and, thus, help bridge the gap from the other direction. The relatively smooth evolution of both the structure and dynamics across the d gap allows us to relate the two approaches and to identify some of the missing features that a finite-d theory of glasses might hope to include to achieve near quantitative agreement.