Local versus Global Stretched Mechanical Response in a Supercooled Liquid near the Glass Transition

Abstract : Amorphous materials have a rich relaxation spectrum, which is usually described in terms of a hierarchy of relaxation mechanisms. In this work, we investigate the local dynamic modulus spectra in a model glass just above the glass transition temperature by performing a mechanical spectroscopy analysis with molecular dynamics simulations. We find that the spectra, at the local as well as on the global scale, can be well described by the Cole-Davidson formula in the frequency range explored with simulations. Surprisingly, the Cole-Davidson stretching exponent does not change with the size of the local region that is probed. The local relaxation time displays a broad distribution, as expected based on dynamic heterogeneity concepts, but the stretching is obtained independently of this distribution. We find that the size dependence of the local relaxation time and moduli can be well explained by the elastic shoving model.
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Baoshuang Shang, Jörg Rottler, Pengfei Guan, Jean-Louis Barrat. Local versus Global Stretched Mechanical Response in a Supercooled Liquid near the Glass Transition. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society, 2019, 122 (10), ⟨10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.105501⟩. ⟨hal-02328946⟩

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