21-26 Charles Radin
Equivalence between random close packing in granular matter and freezing in the hard sphere model (764K, pdf) May 21, 21
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Abstract. The notion of random close packings of a bulk static collection of ball bearings or sand grains was introduced in the 1960's by G.D. Scott and J.D. Bernal. There have been numerous attempts to understand the packings. We give a short argument, following an earlier paper on liquids by Bernal, which explains the packings in purely geometric terms.

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