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Structure of marginally jammed polydisperse packings of frictionless spheres

  • Zhang, Chi Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • O'Donovan, Cathal B. School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Corwin, Eric I. Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
  • Cardinaux, Frédéric Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Mason, Thomas G. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA - Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Möbius, Matthias E. School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Scheffold, Frank Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    02.03.2015
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  • Physical Review E. - 2015, vol. 91, no. 3, p. 032302
English We model the packing structure of a marginally jammed bulk ensemble of polydisperse spheres. To this end we expand on the granocentric model [Clusel et al., Nature (London) 460, 611 (2009)], explicitly taking into account rattlers. This leads to a relationship between the characteristic parameters of the packing, such as the mean number of neighbors and the fraction of rattlers, and the radial distribution function g(r). We find excellent agreement between the model predictions for g(r) and packing simulations, as well as experiments on jammed emulsion droplets. The observed quantitative agreement opens the path towards a full structural characterization of jammed particle systems for imaging and scattering experiments.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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