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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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Received: 16 November 2010; in revised form: 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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Xu L, Buldyrev SV, Giovambattista N, Stanley HE. Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition and Glass Transition in a Monoatomic Model System. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(12):5184-5200.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Xu, Limei; Buldyrev, Sergey V.; Giovambattista, Nicolas; Stanley, H. Eugene. 2010. "Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition and Glass Transition in a Monoatomic Model System." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 12: 5184-5200.



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