Glassy dynamics as a consequence of the equilibrium liquid to solid transition

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday April 26, 2017 - Thursday April 27, 2017
      3:00 pm - 3:59 pm
  • Location: Howey N110
  • Phone: 404-894-8886
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amorain@gatech.edu

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Summary Sentence: The underpinning of the micro-canonical ensemble and the more refined (and explicitly quantum) "Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis".

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School of Physics Hard Condensed Matter Seminar: Prof. Zohar Nussinov,  Washington University - St. Louis

We will review the underpinning of the micro-canonical ensemble and the more refined (and explicitly quantum) "Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis". We will then find and apply a simple corollary of these to analyze the evolution of a liquid upon supercooling to form a structural glass.

Simple theoretical considerations lead to predictions for general properties of supercooled liquids. Amongst other things, a collapse of the viscosity of glass formers is predicted from this theory. This collapse indeed occurs over 16 decades of relaxation times for all known types of glass formers.

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College of Sciences, School of Physics

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Faculty/Staff, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
physics
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  • Created By: Alison Morain
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Apr 6, 2017 - 2:19pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:12pm