Emergence of Long-Range Correlations and Rigidity at the Dynamic Glass Transition

Grzegorz Szamel, Elijah Flenner
2011 Physical Review Letters  
At the microscopic level, equilibrium liquid's translational symmetry is spontaneously broken at the so-called dynamic glass transition predicted by the mean-field replica approach. We show that this fact implies the emergence of Goldstone modes and long-range density correlations. We derive and evaluate a new statistical mechanical expression for the glass shear modulus.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.105505 pmid:21981512 fatcat:5ihpaerijradtnfkbbbxpcgmdy