Tuesday, May 21, 2013

1305.4244 (Kyohei Takae et al.)

Formation of double glass in binary mixtures of anisotropic particles    [PDF]

Kyohei Takae, Akira Onuki
We study glass transitions in mixtures of elliptic and circular particles in two dimensions using an orientation-dependent Lennard-Jones potential. Changing anisotropic parameters of the potential, the size ratio, and the concentration, we realize double glass, where both the particle positions and orientations are disordered but still hold mesoscopic order. The ellipses are anchored around the circular impurities in the homeotropic or planar directions. We examine slowing-down of rotational and translational time-correlation functions. Turnover motions of the ellipses are activated more frequently than the configuration changes, where the latter cause the structural relaxation.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.4244

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