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The fate of shear-oscillated amorphous solids

Abstract : The behavior of shear-oscillated amorphous materials is studied using a coarse-grained model. Samples are prepared at different degrees of annealing and then subjected to athermal and quasi-static oscillatory deformations at various fixed amplitudes. The steady-state reached after several oscillations is fully determined by the initial preparation and the oscillation amplitude, as seen from stroboscopic stress and energy measurements. Under small oscillations, poorly annealed materials display shear-annealing, while ultra-stabilized materials are insensitive to them. Yet, beyond a critical oscillation amplitude, both kinds of materials display a discontinuous transition to the same mixed state composed of a fluid shear-band embedded in a marginal solid. Quantitative relations between uniform shear and the steady-state reached with this protocol are established. The transient regime characterizing the growth and the motion of the shear band is also studied.
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Chen Liu, Ezequiel Ferrero, Eduardo Jagla, Kirsten Martens, Alberto Rosso, et al.. The fate of shear-oscillated amorphous solids. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2022, 156 (10), pp.104902. ⟨10.1063/5.0079460⟩. ⟨hal-03843535⟩



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