Diffusivity of the hard-sphere model in the region of fluid metastability

L. V. Woodcock, C. A. Angell

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Abstract

New data are analyzed for the hard-sphere fluid at densities ρσ3=0.95-1.08 in the metastable range. In this region the diffusion coeffiecient behaves as in laboratory fluids, following a Doolittle equation with normal parameters rather than a Batchinski-Hildebrand equation. The diffusing, internally equilibrated, metastable fluid can be arrested at different densities by sudden "quenching" to obtain the glassy state. A new high-density limit for random close packing, 3% greater than that of Bernal packing, is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1129-1132
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume47
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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