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Item Open Access Jamming, relaxation, and memory in a minimally structured glass former.(Physical review. E, 2023-11) Charbonneau, Patrick; Morse, Peter KStructural glasses form through various out-of-equilibrium processes, including temperature quenches, rapid compression (crunches), and shear. Although each of these processes should be formally understandable within the recently formulated dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) of glasses, the numerical tools needed to solve the DMFT equations up to the relevant physical regime do not yet exist. In this context, numerical simulations of minimally structured (and therefore mean-field-like) model glass formers can aid the search for and understanding of such solutions, thanks to their ability to disentangle structural from dimensional effects. We study here the infinite-range Mari-Kurchan model under simple out-of-equilibrium processes, and we compare results with the random Lorentz gas [J. Phys. A 55, 334001 (2022)10.1088/1751-8121/ac7f06]. Because both models are mean-field-like and formally equivalent in the limit of infinite spatial dimensions, robust features are expected to appear in the DMFT as well. The comparison provides insight into temperature and density onsets, memory, as well as anomalous relaxation. This work also further enriches the algorithmic understanding of the jamming density.Item Open Access Memory Formation in Jammed Hard Spheres.(Physical review letters, 2021-02) Charbonneau, Patrick; Morse, Peter KLiquids equilibrated below an onset condition share similar inherent states, while those above that onset have inherent states that markedly differ. Although this type of materials memory was first reported in simulations over 20 years ago, its physical origin remains controversial. Its absence from mean-field descriptions, in particular, has long cast doubt on its thermodynamic relevance. Motivated by a recent theoretical proposal, we reassess the onset phenomenology in simulations using a fast hard sphere jamming algorithm and find it to be both thermodynamically and dimensionally robust. Remarkably, we also uncover a second type of memory associated with a Gardner-like regime of the jamming algorithm.Item Open Access The dimensional evolution of structure and dynamics in hard sphere liquids(2021-11-26) Charbonneau, Patrick; Hu, Yi; Kundu, Joyjit; Morse, Peter KThe formulation of the mean-field, infinite-dimensional solution of hard sphere glasses is a significant milestone for theoretical physics. How relevant this description might be for understanding low-dimensional glass-forming liquids, however, remains unclear. These liquids indeed exhibit a complex interplay between structure and dynamics, and the importance of this interplay might only slowly diminish as dimension $d$ increases. A careful numerical assessment of the matter has long been hindered by the exponential increase of computational costs with $d$. By revisiting a once common simulation technique involving the use of periodic boundary conditions modeled on $D_d$ lattices, we here partly sidestep this difficulty, thus allowing the study of hard sphere liquids up to $d=13$. Parallel efforts by Mangeat and Zamponi [Phys. Rev. E 93, 012609 (2016)] have expanded the mean-field description of glasses to finite $d$ by leveraging standard liquid-state theory, and thus help bridge the gap from the other direction. The relatively smooth evolution of both structure and dynamics across the $d$ gap allows us to relate the two approaches, and to identify some of the missing features that a finite-$d$ theory of glasses might hope to include to achieve near quantitative agreement.Item Open Access The dimensional evolution of structure and dynamics in hard sphere liquids.(The Journal of chemical physics, 2022-04) Charbonneau, Patrick; Hu, Yi; Kundu, Joyjit; Morse, Peter KThe formulation of the mean-field infinite-dimensional solution of hard sphere glasses is a significant milestone for theoretical physics. How relevant this description might be for understanding low-dimensional glass-forming liquids, however, remains unclear. These liquids indeed exhibit a complex interplay between structure and dynamics, and the importance of this interplay might only slowly diminish as dimension d increases. A careful numerical assessment of the matter has long been hindered by the exponential increase in computational costs with d. By revisiting a once common simulation technique involving the use of periodic boundary conditions modeled on D_{d}lattices, we here partly sidestep this difficulty, thus allowing the study of hard sphere liquids up to d = 13. Parallel efforts by Mangeat and Zamponi [Phys. Rev. E 93, 012609 (2016)] have expanded the mean-field description of glasses to finite d by leveraging the standard liquid-state theory and, thus, help bridge the gap from the other direction. The relatively smooth evolution of both the structure and dynamics across the d gap allows us to relate the two approaches and to identify some of the missing features that a finite-d theory of glasses might hope to include to achieve near quantitative agreement.Item Open Access Thermodynamic stability of hard sphere crystals in dimensions 3 through 10.(The European physical journal. E, Soft matter, 2021-08-09) Charbonneau, Patrick; Gish, Caitlin M; Hoy, Robert S; Morse, Peter KAlthough much is known about the metastable liquid branch of hard spheres-from low dimension d up to [Formula: see text]-its crystal counterpart remains largely unexplored for [Formula: see text]. In particular, it is unclear whether the crystal phase is thermodynamically stable in high dimensions and thus whether a mean-field theory of crystals can ever be exact. In order to determine the stability range of hard sphere crystals, their equation of state is here estimated from numerical simulations, and fluid-crystal coexistence conditions are determined using a generalized Frenkel-Ladd scheme to compute absolute crystal free energies. The results show that the crystal phase is stable at least up to [Formula: see text], and the dimensional trends suggest that crystal stability likely persists well beyond that point.Item Open Access Three simple scenarios for high-dimensional sphere packings.(Physical review. E, 2021-12) Charbonneau, Patrick; Morse, Peter K; Perkins, Will; Zamponi, FrancescoBased on results from the physics and mathematics literature which suggest a series of clearly defined conjectures, we formulate three simple scenarios for the fate of hard sphere crystallization in high dimension: in scenario A, crystallization is impeded and the glass phase constitutes the densest packing; in scenario B, crystallization from the liquid is possible, but takes place much beyond the dynamical glass transition and is thus dynamically implausible; and in scenario C, crystallization is possible and takes place before (or just after) dynamical arrest, thus making it plausibly accessible from the liquid state. In order to assess the underlying conjectures and thus obtain insight into which scenario is most likely to be realized, we investigate the densest sphere packings for dimension d=3-10 using cell-cluster expansions as well as numerical simulations. These resulting estimates of the crystal entropy near close packing tend to support scenario C. We additionally confirm that the crystal equation of state is dominated by the free-volume expansion and that a meaningful polynomial correction can be formulated.