Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2012
Volume 57, Number 1
Monday–Friday, February 27–March 2 2012; Boston, Massachusetts
Session W25: Focus Session: Modeling of Rare Events: Methods and Applications I
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Sponsoring Unit: DCOMP
Chair: Weinan E, Department of Mathematics and Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.MAR.W25.1
Abstract: W25.00001 : Pathways to forming glass*
11:15 AM–11:51 AM
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(University of California, Berkeley)
Upon supercooling at a finite rate, many liquids transform to glass. It is a non-equilibrium transition that depends upon both the material and the cooling protocols. We have used methods of transition path sampling to study this phenomenon in models of glass forming liquids. For the models considered, we establish the order of the transition and the nature of excitations that distinguish a melt from a glass.
*This research has been supported in the past by grants from NSF and currently by BES-DOE.
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