A nonequilibrium statistical mechanical model of structural relaxation in glass

John Mauro, Arun K. Varshneya

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Abstract

We derive a new model of structural relaxation in glass based on nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and the Stillinger model of inherent structures. Our model follows the evolution of a system from its equilibrium liquid state through an arbitrary cooling path and allows for the computation of macroscopic properties as a function of time. Using this new model, we have numerically demonstrated for the first time the connection between the topography of a potential energy landscape in 1-D and its corresponding fragility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1091-1094
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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