Geometrical frustration and static correlations in hard-sphere glass formers.
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We analytically and numerically characterize the structure of hard-sphere fluids in order to review various geometrical frustration scenarios of the glass transition. We find generalized polytetrahedral order to be correlated with increasing fluid packing fraction, but to become increasingly irrelevant with increasing dimension. We also find the growth in structural correlations to be modest in the dynamical regime accessible to computer simulations.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1063/1.4770498
Publication InfoCharbonneau, Benoit; Charbonneau, Patrick; & Tarjus, Gilles (2013). Geometrical frustration and static correlations in hard-sphere glass formers. J Chem Phys, 138(12). pp. 12A515. 10.1063/1.4770498. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/12611.
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Associate Professor of Chemistry
Professor Charbonneau studies soft matter. His work combines theory and simulation to understand the glass problem, protein crystallization, microphase formation, and colloidal assembly in external fields.