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Comment on “Spatial structure of states of self stress in jammed systems” by D. M. Sussman, C. P. Goodrich, and A. J. Liu, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 3982

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Sussman, Goodrich and Liu recently introduced a novel definition of states of self stress in packing-derived networks, and reported that the lengthscale that characterizes these states depends on the network connectivity z and spatial dimension đ as (z − 2đ)−0.8 in two dimensions, and as (z − 2đ)−0.6 in three dimensions. Here we derive an explicit expression for these particular states of self stress, and show that they are equivalent to the force response to a local dipolar force in random networks of relaxed Hookean springs, previously shown to be characterized by the lengthscale lc ∼ (z − 2đ)−1/2. We conclude that the systems studied by Sussman et al. are insufficient in size to observe the correct scaling with connectivity of the characteristic lengthscale of states of self stress.

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The article was received on 12 May 2016, accepted on 12 Jan 2017 and first published on 23 Jan 2017


Article type: Comment
DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01111J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017,13, 1530-1531
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    DOI: 10.1039/C6SM01111J

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