Condensed Matter Physics, 1998, vol. 1, No. 4(16), p. 873-904, English
DOI:10.5488/CMP.1.4.873

Title: THE ESSENTIALS OF THE MODE-COUPLING THEORY FOR GLASSY DYNAMICS
Authors:W.G\"otze (Physik-Department, Technische Universit\"at M\"unchen, D-85747 Garching, Germany)

The essential results of the mode-coupling theory for the evolution of structural relaxation in simple liquids such as the Debye-Waller-factor anomaly, the critical decay, von Schweidler's law, the $\boldsymbol{\alpha}$- and $\boldsymbol{\beta}$-relaxation scaling, the appearance of two divergent time scales, and Kohlrausch's law for the $\boldsymbol{\alpha}$-process are explained, and their relevance to the understanding of experiments in glass-forming systems is described.

Key words: mode-coupling theory, structural relaxation, glassy dynamics, bifurcation dynamics
Comments: Figs. 3, Refs. 82, Tabs. 0.

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