Langevin simulation of the dynamics of a dense hard sphere liquid

Lisa M. Lust, Oriol T Valls

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The dynamic behavior of a dense hard-sphere liquid is studied by numerically integrating a set of Langevin equations which incorporate a free-energy functional of the Ramakrishnan-Yussouff form. Several interesting features of glassy dynamics, such as stretched exponential decay of correlations, two-stage relaxation and Vogel-Fulcher growth of relaxation times, are reproduced and new results on the wavenumber dependence of the kinetics are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-61
Number of pages15
JournalPhase Transitions
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
part by a grant from the Cray Research Corporation, and by the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.

Funding Information:
We thank G.F. Mazenko for many useful discussions on this problem. L.M.L. was supported in part by a Dept. of Education Fellowship. C.D. thanks the Physics Dept. at Minnesota for their hospitality. This work was supported in


  • Dense Hard Sphere Liquid
  • Glassy Dynamics
  • Langevin Simulation


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