Localization phenomena in models of ion-conducting glass formers
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The mass transport in soft-sphere mixtures of small and big particles as well as in the disordered Lorentz gas (LG) model is studied using molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations. The soft-sphere mixture shows anomalous small-particle diffusion signifying a localization transition separate from the big-particle glass transition. Switching off small-particle excluded volume constraints slows down the small-particle dynamics, as indicated by incoherent intermediate scattering functions. A comparison of logarithmic time derivatives of the mean-squared displacements reveals qualitative similarities between the localization transition in the soft-sphere mixture and its counterpart in the LG. Nevertheless, qualitative differences emphasize the need for further research elucidating the connection between both models.
KeywordsBinary Mixture European Physical Journal Special Topic Localization Transition Packing Fraction Obstacle Density
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