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Zero-temperature glass transition in two dimensions

dc.contributor.author Charbonneau, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Berthier, Ludovic
dc.contributor.author Ninarello, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Ozawa, Misaki
dc.contributor.author Yaida, Sho
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-07T15:09:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-07T15:09:33Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17390
dc.description.abstract The nature of the glass transition is theoretically understood in the mean-field limit of infinite spatial dimensions, but the problem remains totally open in physical dimensions. Nontrivial finite-dimensional fluctuations are hard to control analytically, and experiments fail to provide conclusive evidence regarding the nature of the glass transition. Here, we use Monte Carlo simulations that fully bypass the glassy slowdown, and access equilibrium states in two-dimensional glass-forming liquids at low enough temperatures to directly probe the transition. We find that the liquid state terminates at a thermodynamic glass transition at zero temperature, which is associated with an entropy crisis and a diverging static correlation length.
dc.subject cond-mat.stat-mech
dc.subject cond-mat.stat-mech
dc.title Zero-temperature glass transition in two dimensions
dc.type Journal article
dc.date.updated 2018-09-07T15:09:30Z
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Chemistry
pubs.organisational-group Physics
duke.contributor.orcid Charbonneau, Patrick|0000-0001-7174-0821


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