Next Article in Journal
Anti-Tumor Activity of a Novel Protein Obtained from Tartary Buckwheat
Next Article in Special Issue
Thermophysical Properties of Undercooled Alloys: An Overview of the Molecular Simulation Approaches
Previous Article in Journal
Protein Microarrays and Biomarkers of Infectious Disease
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(12), 5184-5200; doi:10.3390/ijms11125184

Liquid-Liquid Phase Transition and Glass Transition in a Monoatomic Model System

1,* , 2
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
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
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)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [304 KB, uploaded 19 June 2014]   |   Browse Figures


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
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
MDPI and ACS Style

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.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here


[Return to top]
Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert