Structural relaxation in a supercooled molecular liquid
Dipartimento di Fisica and INFM, Center for Statistical Mechanics and Complexity
Università di Roma “La Sapienza” - Piazzale Aldo Moro 2,
I-00185, Roma, Italy
Accepted: 8 August 2003
We perform molecular-dynamics simulations of a molecular system in supercooled states for different values of inertia parameters to provide evidence that the long-time dynamics depends only on the equilibrium structure. This observation is consistent with the prediction of the mode-coupling theory for the glass transition and with the hypothesis that the potential energy-landscape controls the slow dynamics. We also find that the dynamical properties at intermediate wave number depend on the spatial correlation of the molecule's geometrical center.
PACS: 61.20.Ja – Computer simulation of liquid structure / 61.25.Em – Molecular liquids / 64.70.Pf – Glass transitions
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