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Microscopic theory for hopping transport in glass-forming liquids: mode coupling corrections


  • Manno, Mauro
  • Oppenheim, Irwin


By introducing an order parameter that describes the geometry of clusters of particles, Liu and Oppenheim [Physica A 247 (1997) 183] developed a microscopic theory for hopping transport in glass-forming liquids. In this work we bring this theory within the frame of mode coupling theories in the highly viscous regime. We calculate corrections to the effective longitudinal viscosity that affect its long-time dynamical behavior. Nevertheless, the relation between the longitudinal viscosity and the hopping kernel is not qualitatively altered by mode coupling.

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  • Manno, Mauro & Oppenheim, Irwin, 1999. "Microscopic theory for hopping transport in glass-forming liquids: mode coupling corrections," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 265(3), pages 520-534.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:265:y:1999:i:3:p:520-534
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(98)00564-0

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