Glass transition within cluster variation and path probability methods

Tetsuo Mohri

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Thermodynamic framework of Crystal-Glass transition is described within the Cluster Variation Method (CVM). Free energy is calculated as a function of order parameter at various temperatures and T0 diagram is obtained. It is demonstrated that the glass transition temperature can be interpreted as the spinodal ordering temperature in the order-disorder transition. The advantage of the present description is that the kinetic behavior can be investigated within the same framework by employing Path Probability Method (PPM). Therefore, the combination of the CVM and PPM provides a unique theoretical tool to study Crystal-Glass transition in a consistent manner covering thermodynamics and kinetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1186
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun


  • Cluster variation method
  • First order transition
  • Glass transition
  • Path probability method
  • T -diagram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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