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Title Fluid-Solid Transition in a Hard-Core System
Speaker Kabir Ramola
Date Wed, 04 May 2011
Time 14:30
Venue A 304


These papers discuss a proof of a solid-liquid phase transition in 2 dimensions (continuum) for objects of a single species, with hard core exclusion. The most stable configuration at high densities for hard-sphere models can at present only be conjectured by expansions about an ordered state or through simulations. The authors study "zipper" molecules with constraints that prevent the sliding of layers at high densities, and are thus able to prove the stability of the ordered state.


Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 025701 (2006)

SIAM J. Math. Anal. 38, pp. 1075-1089 (2006)

(Both by: L. Bowen, R. Lyons, C. Radin, and P. Winkler)