Hard-sphere statistics along the metastable amorphous branch

M. D. Rintoul, S. Torquato

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Using simulation techniques that we discussed in a previous work, we create random dense hard-sphere systems above the freezing point (i.e., along the metastable branch) and measure key quantities that characterize the structure for such high densities. These include certain statistics of the void space, nearest-neighbor statistics, and the mean coordination number. Our numerical results turn out to be generally in very good agreement with recent theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-537
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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