A Lattice Model for Colloidal Gels and Glasses

Florent Krzakala 1, Marco Tarzia 2, Lenka Zdeborová 3

Physical Review Letters 101 (2008) 165702

We study a lattice model of attractive colloids. It is exactly solvable on sparse random graphs. As the pressure and temperature are varied it reproduces many characteristic phenomena of liquids, glasses and colloidal systems such as ideal gel formation, liquid-glass phase coexistence, jamming, or the reentrance of the glass transition.

  • 1. CNRS ESPCI,
    CNRS : UMR7083
  • 2. Institut de Physique Théorique (ex SPhT) (IPHT),
    CNRS : URA2306 – CEA : DSM/IPHT
  • 3. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud