We investigate the dimensional dependence of dynamical fluctuations related to dynamic heterogeneity in supercooled liquid systems using kinetically constrained models. The d-dimensional spin-facilitated East model with embedded probe particles is used as a representative super-Arrhenius glass forming system. We examine the existence of an upper critical dimension in this model by considering decoupling of transport rates through an effective fractional Stokes-Einstein relation, , with D and the diffusion constant of the probe particle and the relaxation time of the model liquid, respectively, and where encodes the breakdown of the standard Stokes-Einstein relation. To the extent that decoupling indicates non-mean-field behavior, our simulations suggest that the East model has an upper critical dimension at least above d = 10 and argue that it may actually be infinite. This result is due to the existence of hierarchical dynamics in the East model in any finite dimension. We discuss the relevance of these results for studies of decoupling in high dimensional atomistic models.
Study of the upper-critical dimension of the East model through the breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation
Soree Kim, Dayton G. Thorpe, Chanwoo Noh, Juan P. Garrahan, David Chandler, YounJoon Jung; Study of the upper-critical dimension of the East model through the breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation. J. Chem. Phys. 28 August 2017; 147 (8): 084504. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4999791
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