Michael Thorpe

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16 Scopus citations


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 languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherPlenum Press (Inst for Amorphous Stud Ser)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0306420740
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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