|Title||Topologically Induced Glass Transition in Freely Rotating Rods|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Authors||S Obukhov, D Kobzev, D Perchak, and M Rubinstein|
|Journal||Journal De Physique I|
|Pagination||563 - 568|
We present a simple minimal model which allows numerical and analytical study of a glass transition. This is a model of rigid rods with fixed centers of rotation. The rods can rotate freely but cannot cross each other. The ratio l of the length of the rods to the distance between the centers of rotation is the only parameter of this model. With increasing l we observed a sharp crossover to practically infinite relaxation times in 2d arrays of rods. In 3d we found a real transition to a completely frozen random state at l(c) congruent to 4.5.
|Short Title||Journal De Physique I|