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Jamming criticality revealed by removing localized buckling excitations.
(Phys Rev Lett, 2015-03-27)
Recent theoretical advances offer an exact, first-principles theory of jamming criticality in infinite dimension as well as universal scaling relations between critical exponents in all dimensions. For packings of frictionless ...
Phase ordering of zig-zag and bow-shaped hard needles in two dimensions.
(J Chem Phys, 2015-09-21)
We perform extensive Monte Carlo simulations of a two-dimensional bent hard-needle model in both its chiral zig-zag and its achiral bow-shape configurations and present their phase diagrams. We find evidence for a variety ...
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 ...
Phase transformations in binary colloidal monolayers.
(Soft Matter, 2015-03-28)
Phase transformations can be difficult to characterize at the microscopic level due to the inability to directly observe individual atomic motions. Model colloidal systems, by contrast, permit the direct observation of individual ...
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 ...