Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

11-25-1985

Publication Source

Physical Review Letters

Volume

55

Issue

22

Start Page

2459

Last Page

2462

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.55.2459

Abstract

It is proposed that the randomly diluted elastic network of Hooke's-law central-force springs in two dimensions may have a hitherto unrecognized splay-rigid phase in which the bulk and shear moduli vanish but the Frank elastic constant, K, is nonzero. Exponents for the associated splay-rigidity percolation and torsional resistance are estimated by series-expansion techniques. These exponents are related to that for K through the node-link picture.

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Date Posted: 12 August 2015

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