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Disordered multihyperuniformity derived from binary plasmas

Author(s): Lomba, Enrique; Weis, Jean-Jacques; Torquato, Salvatore

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Abstract: © 2018 American Physical Society. Disordered multihyperuniform many-particle systems are exotic amorphous states that allow exquisite color sensing capabilities due to their anomalous suppression of density fluctuations for distinct subsets of particles, as recently evidenced in photoreceptor mosaics in avian retina. Motivated by this biological finding, we present a statistical-mechanical model that rigorously achieves disordered multihyperuniform many-body systems by tuning interactions in binary mixtures of nonadditive hard-disk plasmas. We demonstrate that multihyperuniformity competes with phase separation and stabilizes a clustered phase. Our work provides a systematic means to generate disordered multihyperuniform solids, and hence lays the groundwork to explore their potentially unique photonic, phononic, electronic, and transport properties.
Publication Date: 10-Jan-2018
Citation: Lomba, E, Weis, JJ, Torquato, S. (2018). Disordered multihyperuniformity derived from binary plasmas. Physical Review E, 97 (1), 10.1103/PhysRevE.97.010102
DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.97.010102
ISSN: 2470-0045
EISSN: 2470-0053
Pages: 010102-1 - 010102-5
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Physical Review E
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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