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Measuring order in the isotropic packing of elastic rods
, S. Deboeuf1,2
, F. Corson1
, A. Boudaoud1,3
and M. Adda-Bedia1
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Sup´erieure, UPMC Paris 06, Universit´e Paris Diderot, CNRS,
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France.
Department of Physics, McGill University, 3600 University, Montr´eal (QC) H3A 2T8, Canada.
RDP, ENS Lyon, 46 all´ee d'Italie, 69007 Lyon, France.
PACS 46.32.+x Continuum mechanics of solids: Static buckling and instability
PACS 46.70.Hg Membranes, rods, and strings
PACS 61.43.-j Disordered solids
Abstract. - The packing of elastic bodies has emerged as a paradigm for the study of macroscopic
disordered systems. However, progress is hampered by the lack of controlled experiments. Here we
consider a model experiment for the isotropic two-dimensional confinement of a rod by a central