Densest versus jammed packings of two-dimensional bent-core trimers
AD Griffith and RS Hoy, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 98, 042910 (2018).
We identify the maximally dense lattice packings of tangent-disk trimers
with fixed bond angles (theta =theta(0)) and contrast them to both their
nonmaximally-dense-but-strictly-jammed lattice packings as well as the
disordered jammed states they form for a range of compression protocols.
While only theta(0) = 0, 60 degrees, and 120 degrees trimers can form
the triangular lattice, maximally-dense maximally-symmetric packings for
all theta(0) fall into just two categories distinguished by their bond
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