We review the new concept of rigidity percolation and show that if local flexible units are joined together to form a network, the composite consists of floppy and rigid regions. When the rigid regions percolate, the whole network becomes rigid and resists attempts at elastic deformations. These ideas are applied to network glasses.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Publisher||Plenum Press (Inst for Amorphous Stud Ser)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 1985|
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