The fate of shear-oscillated amorphous solids.

  title={The fate of shear-oscillated amorphous solids.},
  author={Chen Liu and Ezequiel Ferrero and Eduardo A. Jagla and Kirsten Martens and Alberto Rosso and Laurent Talon},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={156 10},
The behavior of shear-oscillated amorphous materials is studied using a coarse-grained model. Samples are prepared at different degrees of annealing and then subjected to athermal and quasi-static oscillatory deformations at various fixed amplitudes. The steady-state reached after several oscillations is fully determined by the initial preparation and the oscillation amplitude, as seen from stroboscopic stress and energy measurements. Under small oscillations, poorly annealed materials display… 
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