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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(12), 5184-5200; doi:10.3390/ijms11125184
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Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition and Glass Transition in a Monoatomic Model System

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1 WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan 2 Department of Physics, Yeshiva University, 500 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033, USA 3 Department of Physics, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA 4 Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Received: 16 November 2010 / Revised: 13 December 2010 / Accepted: 13 December 2010 / Published: 16 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Amorphous Alloys)
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Abstract

We review our recent study on the polyamorphism of the liquid and glass states in a monatomic system, a two-scale spherical-symmetric Jagla model with both attractive and repulsive interactions. This potential with a parametrization for which crystallization can be avoided and both the glass transition and the liquid-liquid phase transition are clearly separated, displays water-like anomalies as well as polyamorphism in both liquid and glassy states, providing a unique opportunity to study the interplay between the liquid-liquid phase transition and the glass transition. Our study on a simple model may be useful in understanding recent studies of polyamorphism in metallic glasses.
Keywords: glass transition; polyamorphism; liquid-liquid phase transition glass transition; polyamorphism; liquid-liquid phase transition
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Xu, L.; Buldyrev, S.V.; Giovambattista, N.; Stanley, H.E. Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition and Glass Transition in a Monoatomic Model System. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 5184-5200.

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