Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Journal of Chemical Physics

ISSN

0021-9606

Volume

86

Issue

5

First Page

2943

Last Page

2948

Publication Date

1987

Department

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Abstract

The aperiodic crystal picture associates the glass transition with freezing into a nonperiodic structure. Dynamics in the glassy state involves activated jumps between different aperiodic free energy minima. Activation barriers may be estimated through the use of freezing theory and the theory of dense solids. The results resemble, but are distinct from, free volume theory. Reasonable fits to experimental data are obtained.

Rights

Copyright © 1987 American Institute of Physics. All rights reserved.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Hall, R. W., & Wolynes, P. G. (1987). The aperiodic crystal picture and free energy barriers in glasses. The Journal of chemical physics, 86(5), 2943-2948.

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