Sensitivity of arrest in mode-coupling glasses to low-q structure

M. J. Greenall, Th. Voigtmann, P. Monthoux, M. E. Cates

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We quantify, within mode coupling theory, how changes in the liquid structure affect that of the glass. Apart from the known sensitivity to the structure factor S(q) at wave vectors around the first sharp diffraction peak q(0), we find a strong (and inverted) response to structure at wave vectors below this peak: an increase in S(q(0)/2) lowers the degree of arrest over a wide q-range. This strong sensitivity to "caged cage" packing effects, on length scales of order 2d, is much weaker in attractive glasses where short-range bonding dominates the steric caging effect.

Original languageEnglish
Article number050501
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2006


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