News & Views | Published:

Jamming

A new kind of phase transition?

Nature Physics volume 3, pages 222223 (2007) | Download Citation

Subjects

Motion in assemblies of grains jams at high density and low drive. On approaching the jamming transition, the dynamics becomes increasingly spatially heterogeneous, and strongly reminiscent of the behaviour of glass-forming liquids.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    J. Non-Newton. Fluid 81, 133–178 (1999).

  2. 2.

    , , & Nature Phys. 3, 260–264 (2007).

  3. 3.

    Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 51, 99–128 (2000).

  4. 4.

    & J. Phys. Condens. Matter 17, R253–R285 (2005).

  5. 5.

    , , , & Phys. Rev. E 60, 3107–3119 (1999).

  6. 6.

    , , & J. Non-Cryst. Solids 307–310, 215–224 (2002).

  7. 7.

    Phys. Rev. E 69, 020201(R) (2004).

  8. 8.

    , & Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 265701 (2005).

  9. 9.

    & Phys. Rev. E 74, 031308 (2006).

  10. 10.

    , , & Phys. Rev. E 68, 011306 (2003).

  11. 11.

    , , & Phys. Rev. E 72, 051306 (2005).

  12. 12.

    , & Phys. Rev. A 40, 1045–1054 (1989).

  13. 13.

    & J. Chem. Phys. 123, 144501 (2005).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Giulio Biroli is in the Service de Physique Théorique of CEA Saclay, Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, France. giulio.biroli@cea.fr

    • Giulio Biroli

Authors

  1. Search for Giulio Biroli in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys580

Further reading

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing