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Space-resolved dynamics of a tracer in a disordered solid

Franosch, T., Spanner, M., Bauer, T., Schröder-Turk, G.E. and Höfling, F. (2011) Space-resolved dynamics of a tracer in a disordered solid. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357 (2). pp. 472-478.

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The dynamics of a tracer particle in a glassy matrix of obstacles displays slow complex transport as the free volume approaches a critical value and the void space falls apart. We investigate the emerging subdiffusive motion of the test particle by extensive molecular dynamics simulations and characterize the spatio-temporal transport in terms of two-time correlation functions, including the time-dependent diffusion coefficient, the frequency-dependent conductivity, as well as the wavenumber-dependent intermediate scattering function. We rationalize our findings within the framework of critical phenomena and compare our data to a dynamic scaling theory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2010 Published by Elsevier B.V.
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