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Physical Review Letters
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.
Wang, J., & Harris, A. (1985). Bond Orientational Order in the Randomly Diluted Elastic Network. Physical Review Letters, 55 (22), 2459-2462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.55.2459
Date Posted: 12 August 2015
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