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GLASS PHYSICS

Locality resolved

Two-dimensional model glasses exhibit characteristics in their low-frequency vibrational density of states that can be traced to the quasilocalized dynamics of string-like objects. This finding provides an explanation for a universal feature of glasses known as the boson peak.

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Fig. 1: Glassy disorder and string-like, quasilocalized excitations.

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Wondraczek, L. Locality resolved. Nat. Phys. 18, 614–615 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-022-01636-6

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