Perspective: Searching for simplicity rather than universality in glass-forming liquids

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Abstract

This article gives an overview of experimental results on dynamics in bulk glass-forming molecular liquids. Rather than looking for phenomenology that is universal, in the sense that it is seen in all liquids, the focus is on identifying the basic characteristics, or “stylized facts,” of the glass transition problem, i.e., the central observations that a theory of the physics of glass formation should aim to explain in a unified manner.
Original languageEnglish
Article number230901
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume149
Issue number23
Number of pages16
ISSN0021-9606
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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