Entropic barriers, activated hopping, and the glass transition in colloidal suspensions were investigated. Thermal fluctuations were included via a random force which restored ergodicity through activated barrier hopping. Results showed multiple connections between thermodynamics, short-time dynamics in the nearly localized state, and long-time relaxation by entropic barrier crossing.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry