Emergence of rigidity at the structural glass transition: a first principle computation

Hajime Yoshino 1, Marc Mezard 2

Physical Review Letters 105 (2010) 015504

We compute the shear modulus of structural glasses from a first principle approach based on the cloned liquid theory. We find that the intra-state shear-modulus, which corresponds to the plateau modulus measured in linear visco-elastic measurements, strongly depends on temperature and vanishes continuously when the temperature is increased beyond the glass temperature.

  • 1. Department of Earth and Space Science,
    Osaka University
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud