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Cell Approach to Glass Transition

Aste, Tomaso; Coniglio, A

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We present a novel theoretical approach to understanding the complex dynamics of glass-forming liquids, granular packings and amorphous solids. This theory, which is an elaboration of the free volume and inherent structure approaches, allows one to retrieve the thermodynamical properties of these systems from studies of geometrical and topological properties of local, static configurations alone. When applied to hard-sphere systems, the present theory reproduces with a good quantitative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86864
Source: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/15/11/305

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