Energy landscape diversity and supercooled liquid properties

Frank H. Stillinger, Pablo G. Debenedetti

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Families of model 'rugged landscape' potential energy functions were studied to establish the relationship between thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of glassforming substances. The family of 'rugged' one-dimensional potential energy functions were composed piecewise out of single basin units. Pairs of functions producing identical thermodynamic properties and having different dynamics-controlling topographies were identified, implying a logical disconnection between the two aspects. A need for a principle, not purely mathematical in nature, to explain the empirical connection between thermodynamic and kinetic properties of supercooled liquids was also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3353-3361
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 22 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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