Metastable-state dynamics of a liquid: a free-energy landscape study

Gupta, Bhaskar Sen ; Premkumar, Leishangthem ; Das, Shankar P. (2012) Metastable-state dynamics of a liquid: a free-energy landscape study Physical Review E, 85 (5). 051501_1-051501_10. ISSN 1539-3755

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Using the time dependence of density fluctuations in a supercooled liquid obtained from the solutions of the equations of nonlinear fluctuating hydrodynamics (NFH), the evolution of the system in the free energy landscape is studied. A crossover from a continuous fluid type dynamics to that of hopping between different free energy minima is observed as the liquid is increasingly supercooled. We demonstrate that our results are also in agreement with equilibrium density functional analysis of the same system. The density field obtained in the numerical solution of the NFH equations are further analyzed to introduce complimentary density of voids in the supercooled liquid state and its static and dynamic correlations are computed. The nature of the relaxation of vacancy correlations are observed to be similar to that of the density fluctuations.

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