The elastic properties of model random networks are studied, in which a fraction ps of the sites are randomly present and are connected to their remaining nearest neighbors by Hooke springs with force constant. The one-site-defect problem is solved exactly using Green's-function techniques specialized to the static elastic limit. The location of ps*, the critical point at which all the elastic moduli vanish, and f(ps), the fraction of zero-frequency modes, agree well with the predictions of constraint-counting theory. In contrast to previously studied bond-depletion problems, it is shown both analytically and numerically that Cauchys relation (C12=C44) is strictly disobeyed, even in the one-site-defect limit.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics