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Packing structure of a two-dimensional granular system through the jamming transition

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Abstract

We have performed a novel experiment on granular packs composed of automatically swelling particles. By analyzing the Voronoi structure of packs going through the jamming transition, we show that the local configuration of a jamming pack is strikingly similar to that of a glass-forming liquid, both in terms of their universal area distribution and the process of defect annealing. Furthermore, we demonstrate that an unambiguous structural signature of the jamming transition can be obtained from the pair correlation functions of a pack. Our study provides insights into the structural properties of general jamming systems.

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The article was received on 11 Jan 2010, accepted on 11 Mar 2010 and first published on 29 Apr 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C000591F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 2931-2934
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    Packing structure of a two-dimensional granular system through the jamming transition

    X. Cheng, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 2931
    DOI: 10.1039/C000591F

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