Densest versus jammed packings of bent-core trimers.

  title={Densest versus jammed packings of bent-core trimers.},
  author={Austin D. Griffith and Robert S. Hoy},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={100 2-1},
We identify putatively maximally dense packings of tangent-sphere trimers with fixed bond angles (θ=θ_{0}), and contrast them to the disordered jammed states they form under quasistatic and dynamic athermal compression. Incommensurability of θ_{0} with three-dimensional (3D) close packing does not by itself inhibit formation of dense 3D crystals; all θ_{0} allow formation of crystals with ϕ_{max}(θ_{0})>0.97ϕ_{cp}. Trimers are always able to arrange into periodic structures composed of close… Expand
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