Adventures in phase space: Unified map on plastic and elastic glasses

A research team led by Osaka University simulated glassy colloidal solids to understand their mechanical and failure properties. Under strain, the hard-sphere glasses deformed elastically (reversibly), partly plastically (irreversibly), or underwent yielding or jamming. The size of the elastic and plastic zones on the phase diagram, and the nature of failure, depended on how deeply the glasses were annealed. A unified framework for amorphous solid rheology will have applications across technology and biology.

Adventures in phase space: Unified map on plastic and elastic glasses

Glasses are an enigma among solid phases. Like crystalline solids they are hard, but unlike crystals they are amorphous on the molecular scale. Because of this structural disorder, each piece ...

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