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Glasses and aging: A Statistical Mechanics Perspective

Abstract : We review the field of the glass transition, glassy dynamics and aging from a statistical mechanics perspective. We give a brief introduction to the subject and explain the main phenomenology encountered in glassy systems, with a particular emphasis on spatially heterogeneous dynamics. We review the main theoretical approaches currently available to account for these glassy phenomena, including recent developments regarding mean-field theory of liquids and glasses, novel computational tools, and connections to the jamming transition. Finally, the physics of aging and off-equilibrium dynamics exhibited by glassy materials is discussed.
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  • HAL Id : hal-02942375, version 1
  • ARXIV : 2006.09725


Francesco Arceri, François Landes, Ludovic Berthier, Giulio Biroli. Glasses and aging: A Statistical Mechanics Perspective. 2020. ⟨hal-02942375⟩



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