Supercooled liquids and glasses : dynamics, dynamic heterogeneity, and stability
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We used molecular dynamics simulations to study supercooled liquids and glasses. Supercooled liquids are liquids that have been cooled below their freezing temperature. We start the thesis with an introduction on supercooled liquids. We studied several different model glass-formers and compared them by scaling all data to the point where the Stokes-Einstein relation was violated. The Stokes-Einstein relation holds for many liquids, but breaks down at some temperature for most supercooled liquids. In all the systems we studied, we examined dynamic heterogeneity as quantified by the dynamic ...