Hyperuniform long-range correlations are a signature of disordered jammed hard-particle packings

Chase E. Zachary, Yang Jiao, Salvatore Torquato

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Abstract

We show that quasi-long-range (QLR) pair correlations that decay asymptotically with scaling r-(d+1) in d-dimensional Euclidean space Rd, trademarks of certain quantum systems and cosmological structures, are a universal signature of maximally random jammed (MRJ) hard-particle packings. We introduce a novel hyperuniformity descriptor in MRJ packings by studying local-volume-fraction fluctuations and show that infinite-wavelength fluctuations vanish even for packings with size and shape distributions. Special void statistics induce hyperuniformity and QLR pair correlations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number178001
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume106
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 29 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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