Department of Physics Papers

Department of Physics Papers

 
The aim of physicists is to discover the most fundamental principles of nature. Their tools are mathematics and experiment. The physical world as we perceive it is very complex, yet the principles of Physics are inherently simple. A physicist's forte is the ability to analyze a problem, reduce its complexity, and arrive at an understanding of the underlying patterns of nature in terms of simple relationships among constituent elements. Learning to do this gives Physics majors an intellectual versatility that can serve them well in a variety of future activities ranging from research and teaching in Physics or related sciences to careers in law, the health professions, and high-technology companies.

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Papers from 2003

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Low-Speed Impact Craters in Loose Granular Media, J. S. Uehara, M. A. Ambroso, R. Ojha, and Douglas J. Durian

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Quantum Dynamics of a Hydrogen Molecule Confined in a Cylindrical Potential, Taner Yildirim and A. Brooks Harris

Papers from 2002

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The Bend Stiffness of S-DNA, Philip C. Nelson and Cornelis Storm

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Effective Temperatures of a Driven System Near Jamming, Ian K. Ono, Corey S. O'Hern, Douglas J. Durian, Stephen A. Langer, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel

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Enhanced Drainage and Coarsening in Aqueous Foams, M. U. Vera and Douglas J. Durian

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Rotational and Vibrational Dynamics of Interstitial Molecular Hydrogen, Taner Yildirim and A. Brooks Harris

Papers from 2001

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Quantum Fluctuations in the Frustrated Antiferromagnet Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, Ora Entin-Wohlman, I. Ya Korenblit, Robert J. Birgeneau, and Youngjune Kim

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Direct Observation of the Quantum Energy Gap in S = ½ Tetragonal Cuprate Antiferromagnets, Koichi Katsumata, Masayuki Hagiwara, Zentaro Honda, Junko Satooka, Amnon Aharony, Robert J. Birgeneau, Fangcheng Chou, Ora Entin-Wohlman, A. Brooks Harris, Marc A. Kastner, Youngjune Kim, and Youngsu Lee

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Neutron Scattering Study of Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, Youngjune Kim, Robert J. Birgeneau, Fangcheng Chou, Martin Greven, Marc A. Kastner, Youngsu Lee, Barrett O. Wells, Amnon Aharony, Ora Entin-Wohlman, I. Ya Korenblit, A. Brooks Harris, Ross W. Erwin, and Gen Shirane

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Two-Stage Rotational Disordering of a Molecular Crystal Surface: C60, C. Laforge, Daniele Passerone, A. Brooks Harris, Philippe Lambin, and Erio Tosatti

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Magnetization Measurements of Antiferromagnetic Domains in Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, Beth Parks, Marc A. Kastner, Youngjune Kim, A. Brooks Harris, Fangcheng Chou, Ora Entin-Wohlman, and Amnon Aharony

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Reply to Comment by S. J. Cox and D. Weaire on "Free Drainage of Aqueous Foams: Container Shape Effects on Capillarity and Vertical Gradients", A. Saint-Jalmes and Douglas J. Durian

Papers from 2000

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van der Waals Interactions in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Sergei A. Issaenko and A. Brooks Harris

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From Avalanches to Fluid Flow: A Continuous Picture of Grain Dynamics Down a Heap, P. A. Lemieux and Douglas J. Durian

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Hysteresis and Packing in Gas-Fluidized Beds, R. Ojha, Narayanan Menon, and Douglas J. Durian

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Free Drainage of Aqueous Foams: Container Shape Effects on Capillarity and Vertical Gradients, A. Saint-Jalmes, M. U. Vera, and Douglas J. Durian

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Instabilities in a Liquid-Fluidized Bed of Gas Bubbles, M. U. Vera, A. Saint-Jalmes, and Douglas J. Durian

Papers from 1999

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Electrostatic Repulsion of Positively Charged Vesicles and Negatively Charged Objects, Helim Aranda-Espinoza, Yi Chen, Nily Dan, T C. Lubesnky, Philip C. Nelson, Lauren Ramos, and D. A. Weitz

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Molecular Chirality and Chiral Parameter, A. Brooks Harris, Randal D. Kamien, and Thomas C. Lubensky

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Quantum Theory of Chiral Interactions in Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Sergei A Issaenko, A. Brooks Harris, and Tom C. Lubensky

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Field-Dependent Antiferromagnetism and Ferromagnetism of the Two Copper Sublattices in Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, Marc A. Kastner, Amnon Aharony, Robert J. Birgeneau, Fangcheng Chou, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Martin Greven, A. Brooks Harris, Youngjune Kim, Youngsu Lee, M. E. Parks, and Qing Zhu

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Ordering Due to Quantum Fluctuations in Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, Youngjune Kim, Amnon Aharony, Robert J. Birgeneau, Fangcheng Chou, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Ross W. Erwin, Martin Greven, A. Brooks Harris, Marc A. Kastner, I. Ya Korenblit, Youngsu Lee, and Gen Shirane

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Transport of Torsional Stress in DNA, Philip C. Nelson

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Vanishing Elasticity for Wet Foams: Equivalence With Emulsions and Role of Polydispersity, A. Saint-James and Douglas J. Durian

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Statistics of Shear-Induced Rearrangements in a Two-Dimensional Model Foam, Shubha Tewari, Dylan Schiemann, Douglas J. Durian, Charles M. Knobler, Stephen A. Langer, and Andrea J. Liu

Papers from 1998

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Critical Disordered Systems With Constraints and the Inequality ν > 2/d, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Shai Wiseman

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Diffusing-Light Spectroscopies Beyond the Diffusion Limit: The Role of Ballistic Transport and Anisotropic Scattering, P. A. Lemieux, M. U. Vera, and Douglas J. Durian

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Chirality in Liquid Crystals: From Microscopic Origins to Macroscopic Structure, Tom C. Lubensky, A. Brooks Harris, Randall D. Kamien, and Gu Yan

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Entropic Elasticity of Twist-Storing Polymers, J. David Moroz and Philip C. Nelson

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New Measurements of DNA Twist Elasticity, Philip C. Nelson

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Sequence-Disorder Effects on DNA Entropic Elasticity, Philip C. Nelson

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Frustration and Quantum Fluctuations in Heisenberg fcc Antiferromagnets, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, and Eugene F. Shender

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Dynamic Excitations in Membranes Induced by Optical Tweezers, Roy Bar Ziv, Elisha Moses, and Philip C. Nelson

Papers from 1997

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Ferromagnetic Moment and Spin Rotation Transitions in Tetragonal Antiferromagnetic Sr2Cu3O4Cl2, Fangcheng Chou, Amnon Aharony, Robert J. Birgeneau, Ora Entin-Wohlman, Martin Greven, A. Brooks Harris, Marc A. Kastner, Youngjune Kim, D. S. Kleinberg, Youngsu Lee, and Qing Zhu

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Hard Spheres in Vesicles: Curvature-Induced Forces and Particle-Induced Curvature, A. D. Dinsmore, D. T. Wong, Philip C. Nelson, and A. G. Yodh

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Bubble-Scale Model of Foam Mechanics: Melting, Nonlinear Behavior, and Avalanches, Douglas J. Durian

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Microscopic Origin of Cholesteric Pitch, A. Brooks Harris, Randall D. Kamien, and Tom C. Lubensky

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Particle Motions in a Gas-Fluidized Bed of Sand, Narayanan Menon and Douglas J. Durian

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A Complete Devil's Staircase in the Falicov - Kimball Model, Cristian Micheletti, A. Brooks Harris, and Julia M. Yeomans

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Dynamically-Stabilized Pores in Bilayer Membranes, J. David Moroz and Philip C. Nelson

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Torsional Directed Walks, Entropic Elasticity, and DNA Twist Stiffness, J. David Moroz and Philip C. Nelson

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Spontaneous Expulsion of Giant Lipid Vesicles Induced by Laser Tweezers, J David Moroz, Philip C. Nelson, Roy Bar-Ziv, and Elisha Moses

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Elasticity Theory of a Twisted Stack of Plates, Corey S. O'Hern, Randall Kamien, Thomas C. Lubensky, and Philip C. Nelson

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Single-Ion Anisotropy, Crystal-Field Effects, Spin Reorientation Transitions, and Spin Waves in R2CuO4 (R=Nd, Pr, and Sm), Ravi Sachidanandam, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

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Towards a Microscopic Approach to the Intermolecular Interaction in Solid C60, Sergei Savin, A. Brooks Harris, and Taner Yildirim

Papers from 1996

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Absence of Self-Averaging and Universal Fluctuations in Random Systems Near Critical Points, Amnon Aharony and A. Brooks Harris

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Magnetic Anisotropies and General On-Site Coulomb Interactions in the Cuprates, Ora Entin-Wohlman, A. Brooks Harris, and Amnon Aharony

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Critical Behavior of the Random-Field Ising Model, Misha Gofman, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Moshe Schwartz

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Complete Wetting in the Three-Dimensional Transverse Ising Model, A. Brooks Harris, Cristian Micheletti, and Julia M. Yeomans

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Direct Determination of DNA Twist-Stretch Coupling, Randall Kamien, Tom Lubensky, Philip C. Nelson, and Corey S. O'Hern

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Role of Bilayer Tilt Difference in Equlibrium Membrane Shapes, Udo Seifert, Julian Shillcock, and Philip C. Nelson

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Straightening of Thermal Fluctuations in Semi-Flexible Polymers by Applied Tension, Udo Seifert, Wolfgang Wintz, and Philip C. Nelson

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Angular Distribution of Diffusely Transmitted Light, M. U. Vera and Douglas J. Durian

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Three-Dimensional Ordering in bct Antiferromagnets Due to Quantum Disorder, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, and Eugene F. Shender

Papers from 1995

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Localization Length Exponent in Quantum Percolation, Iksoo Chang, Zvi Lev, A. Brooks Harris, Joan Adler, and Amnon Aharony

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A Model for the Two-Phase Behavior of Fluids in Dilute Porous Media, James P. Donley, Rebecca M. Nyquist, Andrea J. Liu, Herman Z. Cummins, Douglas J. Durian, David L. Johnson, and Eugene H. Stanley

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Replica-Symmetry Breaking in the Critical Behaviour of the Random Ferromagnet, Viktor Dotsenko, A. Brooks Harris, David Sherrington, and Robin B. Stinchcombe

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Accuracy of Diffusing-Wave Spectroscopy Theories, Douglas J. Durian

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Foam Mechanics at the Bubble Scale, Douglas J. Durian

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Importance of Boundary Reflections in the Theory of Diffusive Light Scattering, Douglas J. Durian

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Front Propagation in the Pearling Instability of Tubular Vesicles, Raymond E. Goldstein, Philip C. Nelson, Thomas Powers, and Udo Seifert

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Nonlinear Bubble Dynamics in a Slowly Driven Foam, A. D. Gopal and Douglas J. Durian

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What Future Will We Choose for Physics?, Sol M. Gruner, James S. Langer, Philip C. Nelson, and Viola Vogel

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Lifting of Multiphase Degeneracy by Quantum Fluctuations, A. Brooks Harris, Cristian Micheletti, and Julia M. Yeomans

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Quantum Fluctuations in the Axial Next-Nearest-Neighbor Ising Model, A. Brooks Harris, Cristian Micheletti, and Julia M. Yeomans

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Domain Walls in the Quantum Transverse Ising Model, Malte Henkel, A. Brooks Harris, and Marek Cieplak

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Dynamical Theory of the PearlingInstability in Cylindrical Vesicles, Philip C. Nelson, Thomas Powers, and Udo Seifert

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Fluctuating Membranes With Tilt Order, Thomas Powers and Philip C. Nelson

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Phenomenologial Dynamics of C70, Ravi Sachidanandam, Tom C. Lubensky, and A. Brooks Harris

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Anisotropic Spin Hamiltonians Due to Spin-Orbit and Coulomb Exchange Interactions, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Amnon Aharony, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

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Yildirim et al. Reply, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Ora Entin-Wohlman, and Amnon Aharony

Papers from 1994

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Measure Factors, Tension, and Correlations of Fluid Membranes, W Cai, T C. Lubensky, Philip C. Nelson, and Thomas Powers

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Influence of Boundary Reflection and Refraction on Diffusive Photon Transport, Douglas J. Durian

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Mean-Field Theory for Alkali-Metal-Doped Polyacetylene, A. Brooks Harris

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Solid H2 and D2: Remarkable Differences in Some NMR Properties, A. Brooks Harris, Horst Meyer, and X. Qin

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Symmetry Analysis of the 2a Phase of C60, A. Brooks Harris, Ravi Sachidanandam, and Taner Yildirim

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Viscous and Elastic Fingering Instabilities in Foam, S. S. Park and Douglas J. Durian

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Mean-Field Theory for C70, Ravi Sachidanandam and A. Brooks Harris

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Phase Diagram of the Dilute Ising Spin Glass in General Spatial Dimension, Shye Shapira, Lior Klein, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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Spin Structures of Tetragonal Lamellar Copper Oxides, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Ora Entin-Wohlman, and Amnon Aharony

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Symmetry, Spin-Orbit Interactions, and Spin Anisotropies, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Ora Entin-Wohlman, and Amnon Aharony

Papers from 1993

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Distribution of the Logarithms of Currents in Percolating Resistor Networks. II. Series Expansions, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, Raphael Blumenfeld, A. Brooks Harris, and Yigal Meir

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Distribution of the Logarithms of Currents in Percolating Resistor Networks. I. Theory, Amnon Aharony, Raphael Blumenfeld, and A. Brooks Harris

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Was Superlocalization Observed in Carbon-Black–Polymer Composites?, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Ora Entin-Wohlman

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Evidence for Two Exponent Scaling in the Random Field Ising Model, Michael Gofman, Joan Adler, Amnon Aharony, A. Brooks Harris, and Moshe Schwartz

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Comment on "New Orientationally Ordered Low-Temperature Superstructure in High-Purity C60", A. Brooks Harris and Ravi Sachidanandam

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Renormalization of Chiral Couplings in Tilted Bilayer Membranes, Philip C. Nelson and Thomas Powers

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Heisenberg Antiferromagnet With a Low Concentration of Static Defects, C. C. Wan, A. Brooks Harris, and Deepak Kumar

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Orientational Phase Transition in NaxC60 (1 < x < 3), Taner Yildirim, John E. Fischer, A. Brooks Harris, Peter W. Stephens, Dan Liu, Laurent Brard, Robert M. Strongin, and Amos B. Smith III

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Multipole Approach to Orientational Interactions in Solid C60, Taner Yildirim, A. Brooks Harris, Steven C. Erwin, and Mark R. Pederson

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Orientational Phases for M3C60, Taner Yildirim, Suklyun Hong, A. Brooks Harris, and Eugene J. Mele

Papers from 1992

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Vibrational Excitations in Percolation: Localization and Multifractality, Armin Bunde, H. Eduardo Roman, Stefanie Russ, Amnon Aharony, and A. Brooks Harris

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New Discrete States of Strings Near a Black Hole, Jacques Distler and Philip C. Nelson

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Possible Néel Orderings of the Kagomé Antiferromagnet, A. Brooks Harris, Catherine Kallin, and A. John Berlinsky

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Orientational Ordering of Icosahedra in Solid C60, A. Brooks Harris and Ravi Sachidanandam

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Rigid Chiral Membranes, Philip C. Nelson and Thomas Powers

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Series Approach to the Randomly Diluted Elastic Network, Jian Wang, A. Brooks Harris, and Joan Adler

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Lattice Dynamics of Solid C60, Taner Yildirim and A. Brooks Harris

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Scaling of Transient Hydrodynamic Interactions in Concentrated Suspensions, J. X. Zhu, Douglas J. Durian, D. A. Weitz, and D. J. Pine

Papers from 1991

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Stress Tensor Perturbations in Conformal Field Theory, Marc Campbell, Philip C. Nelson, and Eugene Wong