Jamming by shape in kinetically constrained models

Eial Teomy*, Yair Shokef

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We derive expressions for the critical density for jamming in a hyper-rhomboid system of arbitrary shape in any dimension for the Kob-Andersen and Fredrickson-Andersen kinetically constrained models. We find that changing the system's shape without altering its total volume or particle density may induce jamming. We also find a transition between shapes in which the correlation length between jammed particles is infinite and shapes that have a finite correlation length.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032204
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2014


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