Functional renormalization group approach – an alternative route to go beyond mode coupling theory: Proceedings of the 5th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex Systems

Mario Einax, Michael Schulz

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On the coarse-grained level of hydrodynamic fluctuations we briefly present a new approach for analyzing the complex transport behavior in dense compressible fluids. Starting from a generic class of nonlinear Langevin equations we derive a set of functional differential equations for the dimensionless transport coefficients. The functional structure of these flow equations represents the interplay between fast thermal fluctuations and the nonlinear coupling of the slow field variables. We obtain, that these equations do not show a critical physical fixed point. Our results provide an interesting tool to investigate the long-wavelength and low-frequency behavior in dense fluids in terms of a functional renormalization group formalism for not necessarily critical systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4862-4864
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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