Dynamical solid-liquid transition through oscillatory shear [article]

Eric Brillaux, Francesco Turci
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Starting from an ideal crystalline state, we numerically study a nonequilibrium dynamical order- disorder transition promoted by the application of a periodic shearing protocol at low temperatures in model systems in two and three dimensions. We observe a continuous (2D) and discontinuous (3D) dynamical transition from an ordered to a disordered steady state. Through the analysis of large-scale simulations, we show that the amorphization mechanism around the discontinuous transition is reminiscent of spinodal decomposition.
arXiv:1809.08874v1 fatcat:p53vgs2pq5axbk3bd2uw2xm5mi