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Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension.
(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 ...
Emergence of limit-periodic order in tiling models.
(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 ...
Dimensional study of the dynamical arrest in a random Lorentz gas.
(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 ...
Dimensional study of the caging order parameter at the glass transition.
(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, ...
Numerical detection of the Gardner transition in a mean-field glass former.
(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 ...