# Densest versus jammed packings of bent-core trimers.

@article{Griffith2019DensestVJ, title={Densest versus jammed packings of bent-core trimers.}, author={Austin D. Griffith and Robert S. Hoy}, journal={Physical review. E}, year={2019}, volume={100 2-1}, pages={ 022903 } }

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…

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