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    • Dimensional study of the caging order parameter at the glass transition. 

      Charbonneau, Patrick; Ikeda, A; Parisi, G; Zamponi, Francesco (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2012-08-28)
      The glass problem is notoriously hard and controversial. Even at the mean-field level, little is agreed upon regarding why a fluid becomes sluggish while exhibiting but unremarkable structural changes. It is clear, however, ...
    • Dimensional study of the dynamical arrest in a random Lorentz gas. 

      Charbonneau, Patrick; Jin, Y (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2015-04)
      The random Lorentz gas (RLG) is a minimal model for transport in heterogeneous media. Upon increasing the obstacle density, it exhibits a growing subdiffusive transport regime and then a dynamical arrest. Here, we study ...
    • Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models. 

      Byington, TW; Charbonneau, Patrick; Marcoux, C; Qian, Z; Socolar, Joshua ES (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2014-07)
      A two-dimensional (2D) lattice model defined on a triangular lattice with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor interactions based on the Taylor-Socolar monotile is known to have a limit-periodic ground state. The system reaches ...
    • Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension. 

      Charbonneau, Benoit; Charbonneau, Patrick; Fortini, A; van Meel, JA (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2009-12)
      We recently found that crystallization of monodisperse hard spheres from the bulk fluid faces a much higher free-energy barrier in four than in three dimensions at equivalent supersaturation, due to the increased geometrical ...
    • Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former. 

      Charbonneau, Patrick; Jin, Y; Parisi, G; Rainone, C; Seoane, B; Zamponi, Francesco (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2015-07)
      Recent theoretical advances predict the existence, deep into the glass phase, of a novel phase transition, the so-called Gardner transition. This transition is associated with the emergence of a complex free energy landscape ...
    • Quantitative model of the phase behavior of recombinant pH-responsive elastin-like polypeptides. 

      Mackay, JA; Callahan, DJ; Fitzgerald, KN; Chilkoti, A (Biomacromolecules, 2010-11-08)
      Quantitative models are required to engineer biomaterials with environmentally responsive properties. With this goal in mind, we developed a model that describes the pH-dependent phase behavior of a class of stimulus responsive ...
    • Recursive directional ligation by plasmid reconstruction allows rapid and seamless cloning of oligomeric genes. 

      McDaniel, JR; Mackay, JA; Quiroz, FG; Chilkoti, A (Biomacromolecules, 2010-04-12)
      This paper reports a new strategy, recursive directional ligation by plasmid reconstruction (PRe-RDL), to rapidly clone highly repetitive polypeptides of any sequence and specified length over a large range of molecular ...
    • Transition dynamics and magic-number-like behavior of frictional granular clusters. 

      Behringer, Robert P; Froyland, G; Tordesillas, A; Walker, DM; Zhang, J (Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2012-07)
      Force chains, the primary load-bearing structures in dense granular materials, rearrange in response to applied stresses and strains. These self-organized grain columns rely on contacts from weakly stressed grains for lateral ...