Glassiness in simple liquids

Ziv Rader*, Moshe Schwartz

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In previous work the parameter of glassiness was introduced to distinguish between a liquid and a glass, using a formal analogy with the quantum Bose system. The glassiness is defined in such a way that it is unity in a frozen system and less than one in a liquid. In the present letter we revise first the results obtained for the glassiness in a hard sphere liquid as a function of the density. Then we investigate the influence of an attractive potential by obtaining the glassiness as a function of the density, temperature and the attractive tail when a square well potential is added to the hard core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1715-1720
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2008


  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Glassiness
  • Hard sphere system
  • Square well


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