Activated events in glasses: The structure of entropic droplets

Maxim Dzero, Jörg Schmalian, Peter G. Wolynes
2005 Physical Review B  
Using an effective potential approach, we present a replica instanton theory for the dynamics of entropic droplets in glassy systems. Replica symmetry breaking in the droplet interface leads to a length scale dependent reduction of the droplet surface tension and changes the character of the dynamical heterogeneity and activated dynamics in glasses.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.72.100201 fatcat:u2lnmwnmbzak5lmlwytob3c44y