Dispersion of relaxation rates in dense liquids and glasses

Morrel H. Cohen, Gary S. Grest

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The structural relaxation rates, which are crucial in understanding the liquid glass transition, are investigated within the free-volume theory. We discuss the origin of the observed dispersion of relaxation times and show that it is simply related to the dispersion of the total surface-to-volume ratio of the liquid clusters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4091-4094
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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