Scenarii for slow dynamics and cooperative lengthscales in glass-formers
Service de Physique Théorique, Orme des Merisiers, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 Service de Physique de l'État Condensé, Orme des Merisiers, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France and Science & Finance, Capital Fund Management, 6-8 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
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Published online: 21 March 2008
Glasses are often described as a genuine state of matter. The aim of this paper is to briefly review several ideas, old and new, about what makes glasses so special as a state of matter: glasses are liquids that do not flow, characterized by increasingly cooperative dynamics.
PACS: 61.43.Fs – Glasses / 05.20.-y – Classical statistical mechanics / 05.50.+q – Lattice theory and statistics
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