Das, M and Ramaswamy, S and Ananthakrishna, G (2002) Melting-freezing cycles in a relatively sheared pair of crystalline monolayers. In: EPL: Europhysics Letters, 60 (4). pp. 636-642.
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The nonequilibrium dynamical behaviour that arises when two ordered two-dimensional monolayers of particles are sheared over each other is studied in Brownian dynamics simulations. A curious sequence of nonequilibrium states is observed as the driving rate is increased, the most striking of which is a sliding state with irregular alternation between disordered and ordered states. We comment on possible mechanisms underlying these cycles, and experiments that could observe them.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2011 06:27|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 06:27|
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