Forma, Vol. 24 (No. 1), pp. 3-9, 2009

A Mini-Review of Structural Glasses—A Personal View—

Kyozi Kawasaki

Electronics Research Laboratory, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1, Wajirohigashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
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(Received January 9, 2009; Accepted February 12, 2009)

Abstract. After explaining nature of glassy systems including discussions of associated mysterious phenomena we discuss some representative theoretical ideas. We start with early ideas like the Kauzmann paradox and the Adam-Gibbs theory. More recent theories are exemplified by the mode coupling theory (MCT), the dynamical density functional theory (DDFT), and geometrical frustration.

Keywords: Structural Glass, Mode Coupling, Dynamical Density Functional Theory, Geometrical Frustration

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