We first review the phenomenology of viscous liquids and the standard models used for explaining the non-Arrhenius average relaxation time. Then the focus is turned to the so-called elastic models, arguing that these models are all equivalent in the Einstein approximation (where the short-time elastic properties are all determined by just one effective, temperature-dependent force constant). We finally discuss the connection between the elastic models and two well-established research fields of condensed-matter physics: point defects in crystals and solid-state diffusion.
|Status||Udgivet - 2005|
|Begivenhed||The 3rd International Workshop on Complex Systems - Sendai, Japan|
Varighed: 16 nov. 2005 → 19 nov. 2005
Konferencens nummer: 3
|Konference||The 3rd International Workshop on Complex Systems|
|Periode||16/11/2005 → 19/11/2005|