Volume 90, Number 2, April 2010
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||18 May 2010|
Jamming mechanisms and density dependence in a kinetically constrained model
Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science - Rehovot 76100, Israel
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 13 April 2010
We add relaxation mechanisms that mimic the effect of temperature and non-equilibrium driving to the recently proposed spiral model which jams at a critical density ρc < 1. This enables us to explore unjamming by temperature or driving at ρc < ρ < 1. We numerically calculate the relaxation time of the persistence function and its spatial heterogeneity. We disentangle the three different relaxation mechanisms responsible for unjamming when varying density, temperature, and driving strength, respectively. We show that the spatial scale of dynamic heterogeneity depends on density much more strongly than on temperature and driving.
PACS: 64.70.Q- – Theory and modeling of the glass transition / 45.70.-n – Granular systems / 47.57.-s – Complex fluids and colloidal systems
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