Selected Recent Publications:

"Two diverging length scales in the structure of jammed packings" ,Daniel Hexner, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 115501 (2018). arXiv:1710.07317

"Linking microscopic and macroscopic response in disordered solids", Daniel Hexner, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 97, 063001 (2018). arXiv:1706.06153

“Role of local response in manipulating the elastic properties of disordered solids by bond removal,” Daniel Hexner, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Soft Matter 14, 312-318 (2018).

“Instabilities of jammed packings of frictionless spheres under load,” Ning Xu, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 215502 (2017). arXiv:1704.00900

“Period proliferation in periodic states in cyclically sheared jammed solids,” Maxim O. Lavrentovich, Andrea J. Liu

, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 96, 020101(R) (2017). arXiv:1705.08368.

“Designing allostery-inspired response in mechanical networks,” Jason W. Rocks, Nidhi Pashine, Irmgard Bischofberger, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel PNAS 114, 2520–2525 (2017). arXiv:1607.08562

“Emergent SO(3) Symmetry of the Frictionless Shear Jamming Transition,” Marco Baity-Jesi, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, S. R. Nagel, and James P. Sethna, J. Stat. Phys. 167, 735 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10955-016-1703-9 arXiv:1609.00280

“A model for approximately stretched-exponential relaxation with continuously varying stretching exponents,” Joseph D. Paulsen, S. R. Nagel, J. Stat. Phys. 167, 749 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s10955-017-1723-0 arXiv:1611.07344

“Experimental soft-matter science,” S. R. Nagel Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 025002 1-23 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.89.025002 arXiv:1610.10013

“Designing allostery-inspired response in mechanical networks,” Jason W. Rocks, Nidhi Pashine, Irmgard Bischofberger, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel PNAS 114, 2520–2525 (2017). DOI:10.1073/pnas.1612139114 arXiv:1607.08562

"Echoes from Anharmonic Normal Modes in Model Glasses," Justin C. Burton and S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 93, 032905 1-10 (2016) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.032905

"Stretchable Superhydrophobicity from Monolithic, Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Wrinkles," Won-Kyu Lee, Woo-Bin Jung, S.R. Nagel, and Teri W. Odom Nano Lett. 16 (6), 3774-3779 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01169

"Fluid instabilities that mimic animal growth," Irmgard Bischofberger and S.R. Nagel, Physics Today 69 (9) 70-71 (2016)

“The role of rigidity in controlling material failure,” Michelle M. Driscoll, Bryan Gin–ge Chen, Thomas H. Beuman, Stephan Ulrich, S.R. Nagel, and Vincenzo Vitelli PNAS 113, 10813-10817 (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1501169113 arXiv:1501.04227

"Airflows generated by an impacting drop," I. Bischofberger, B. Ray, J. F. Morris, T. Lee, S. R. Nagel, Soft Matter, 12, 3013-3020 (2016).

“Patterns in Illinois Educational School Data,” Cacey S. Stevens, Michael Marder and S. R. Nagel Phys. Rev. Special Topics – Physics

Education Research 11, 010113 (2015).

“The principle of independent bond-level response: tuning by pruning to exploit disorder for global behavior,” Carl P. Goodrich,

Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 225501 1–5 (2015). arXiv 1502.02953

“Disordered surface vibrations in jammed sphere packings,” Daniel M. Sussman, Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel,

Soft Matter 11, 2745–2751 (2015). arXiv:1412.8755

“Solids between the mechanical extremes of order and disorder,” Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Nature Physics

10, 578-581 (2014). doi:10.1038/nphys3006

“Contact nonlinearities and linear response in jammed particulate packings,” Carl P. Goodrich, Andrea J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel,

Phys. Rev. E 90, 022201 (2014). arXiv:1402.6206

“An island of stability in a sea of fingers: emergent large-scale features of the viscous flow instability,” I. Bischofberger, R. Ramachandran, S. R. Nagel, Soft Matter, 11, 7428-7432 (2015)

“Geometric control of failure behavior in perforated sheets,” Michelle M. Driscoll, Phys. Rev. E. 90, 062404 (2014)

“Fingering versus stability in the limit of zero interfacial tension,” Irmgard Bischofberger, Radha Ramachandran and Sidney R. Nagel, Nat. Commun. 5:5265 doi: 10.1038/ncomms6265 (2014).

“Multiple transient memories in experiments on sheared non-Brownian suspensions.”, J. D. Paulsen, N. C. Keim, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 068301 (2014)

“Scaling of the Splash Threshold for Low-Viscosity Fluids”, Cacey S. Stevens, EPL 106 24001 (2014).

“Comparison of splashing in high and low viscosity liquids”, Cacey S. Stevens, Andrzej Latka, S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 89 063006 (2014).

“Coalescence of bubbles and drops in an outer fluid.” Joseph D. Paulsen, Rémi Carmigniani, Anerudh Kannan, Justin C. Burton, and Sidney R. Nagel, Nat. Commun. 5:3182 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4182 (2014).

“Dynamics of vapor layer below a Leidenfrost drop”, T. Caswell, Phys. Rev. E 90, 013014 (2014)

“Impact dynamics of granular jets with noncircular cross sections,” Xiang Cheng, L. Gordillo, W. W. Zhang, H. M. Jaeger, and S. R. Nagel , Phys. Rev. E 89, 042201 (2014).

“Comment on “Repulsive Contact Interactions Make Jammed Particulate Systems Inherently Nonharmonic”,” C. P. Goodrich, A. J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 049801 (2014).

“Seeing the invisible – air vortices around a splashing drop,” Irmgard Bischofberger, Kelly W. Mauser, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Fluids 25, 091110 (2013).

“Approach and coalescence of liquid drops in air.” Joseph D. Paulsen, Phys. Rev. E 88, 063010 (2013).

“Collision dynamics of particle clusters in a two-dimensional granular gas,” Justin C. Burton, Peter Y. Lu, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 88, 062204 (2013).

“Vibration and Nonlinear Resonance in the Break-up of an Underwater Bubble,” L. Lai, N. Keim, F. Kamel, W. W. Zhang, S. R. Nagel submitted (2013). arXiv:1307.6420

“Energy Loss at Propagating Jamming Fronts in Granular Gas Clusters,” J. C. Burton, P. Y. Lu, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 188001 1-4 (cover illustration) (2013).

“Multiple transient memories in sheared suspensions: robustness, structure, and routes to plasticity,” N. C. Keim, J. D. Paulsen, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E, 88, 032306 (2013).

"Still water: dead zones and collimated ejecta from the impact of granlar jets," Jake Ellowitz, Herve Turlier, Nicholas Guttenberg, Wendy W. Zhang, Sidney R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett, 111, 168001 (2013).

“Stability of jammed packings II: the transverse length scale,” S. S. Schoenholz, C. P. Goodrich, O. Kogan, A. J. Liu and S. R. Nagel, Soft Matter 9, 11000-11006 (2013).

“Observation and Characterization of the Vestige of the Jamming Transition in a Thermal 3D System”, Thomas A Caswell, Zexin Zhang, Margaret L Gardel, and Sidney R Nagel Phys. Rev. E 87, 012303 (2013).

“Finite-Size Scaling at the Jamming Transition”, C. P. Goodrich, A. J. Liu and S.R. Nagel Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 095704 (2012).

“The inexorable resistance of inertia determines the initial regime of drop coalescence”, J.D. Paulsen, J.C. Burton, S.R. Nagel, S. Appathurai, M.T. Harris, and O.A. Basaran, PNAS 109, 6859 (2012)

“Creation of prompt and thin-sheet splashing by varying surface roughness or increasing air pressure”, A. Latka, A. Strandburg-Peshkin, M. M. Driscoll, C. S. Stevens, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 054501 (2012).

“Geometry of the vapor layer under a leidenfrost drop.”, J. C. Burton, A. L. Sharpe, R. C. A. van der Veen, A. Franco, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 074301 (2012).

“Ultrafast Interference Imaging of Air in Splashing Dynamics”, M.M. Driscoll and S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 154502 (2011).

“Generic transient memory formation in disordered systems with noise”, N.C. Keim and S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 010603 (2011).

“Glassy Dynamics in thermally-activated list sorting”, L.-N. Zou, S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett, 104 257201 1-4 (2010).

“Perturbed breakup of gas bubbles in water: Memory, gas flow, and coalescence”, N.C. Keim, Phys. Rev. E 83, 056325 (2011).

“Viscous to Inertial Crossover in Liquid Drop Coalescence”, J.D. Paulsen, J.C. Burton, S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 114501 (2011).

“Thin Film Formation During Splashing of Viscous Liquids”, M.M. Driscoll, C.S. Stevens, S.R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 82, 036302 (2010).

“Experimental study of the jamming transition at zero temperature”, X. Cheng, Phys. Rev. E, 81 031301 (2010).

“Packing structure of a two-dimensional granular system through the jamming transition”, X. Cheng, Soft Matter, 6 2931 (2010).

“Jamming”. A.J. Liu, and S.R. Nagel, Soft Matter, 6, 2869-2870 (2010). editorial for focus issue on Jamming. Guest editors: A.J. Liu and S.R. Nagel

“The jamming transition and the marginally jammed solid,” A. J. Liu and S. R. Nagel, Annual Reviews of Cond. Mat. Phys. 1, 14.1-14.23 (2010).

“Anharmonicity and quasi-localization of the excess low-frequency vibrations in jammed solids,” N. Xu, V. Vitelli, A. J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Europhys. Lett., 90, 56001 1-6 (2010).

“Heat transport in model jammed solids,” V. Vitelli, N. Xu, M. Wyart, A. J. Liu, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 81, 021301 1-14 (2010).

“Excitations of Ellipsoid Packings near Jamming,” Z. Zeravcic, N. Xu, A. J. Liu, S. R. Nagel and W. van Saarloos, Europhys. Lett. 87, 26001 (2009).

“Equivalence of glass transition and colloidal glass transition in the hard-sphere limit,” Ning Xu, T. K. Haxton, A. J. Liu, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 245701 (2009).

“The Packing of Granular Polymer Chains,” L.-N Zou, X. Cheng, M.L. Rivers, H.M. Jaeger, S.R. Nagel, Science, 326, 408-410 (2009).

“Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition,” Zexin Zhang, Ning Xu, Daniel T. N. Chen, Peter Yunker, Ahmed M. Alsayed, Kevin B. Aptowicz, Piotr Habdas, Andrea J. Liu, S.R. Nagel, & Arjun G. Yodh, Nature, 459 230-233 (2009).

“Myelin figures: the buckling and flow of wet soap”, L.-N Zou, Phys. Rev. E, 79, 061502 (2009).

“Coalescence of low-viscosity fluids in air,” S.C. Case, Phy. Rev. E, 79, 026307, 1-10 (2009).

“Formation of air bubbles during compaction of a granular pack,” X. Cheng, R. Smith, H. M. Jaeger, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. of Fluids 20, 123305 (2008).

“Memory-encoding vibrations in a disconnecting air bubble”, L. Schmidt, N.C. Keim, W.W. Zhang, and S.R. Nagel, Nature Physics, DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS1233, (2009).

“Normal modes in model jammed systems in three dimensions,” L. E. Silbert, A. J. Liu and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 79, 021308 (2009).

“Energy transport in jammed sphere packings,” N. Xu, V. Vitelli, M. Wyart, A. J. Liu, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 038001 (2009).

“Temporal Force Fluctuations Measured by Tracking Individual Particles in Granular Materials Under Shear,” E. I. Corwin, H. M. Jaeger and S. R. Nagel Phys. Rev. E 77, 061308 (2008).

“Toward the zero surface tension limit in granular fingering instability,” X. Cheng, L. Xu, A. Patterson, H. M. Jaeger and S. R. Nagel Nature Physics 4, 234 (2008).

“Coalescence in low-viscosity liquids,” S. C. Case and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 084503 1-4 (2008).

“Granular Jets as a Classical Analog of RHIC Collisions,” X. Cheng, H. Jaeger and S. Nagel RHIC News (online publication) http://www.bnl.gov/rhic/news/011508/ (January 15, 2008).

“Granular Flow in a Rapidly Rotated System with Fixed Walls,” E. I. Corwin, Phys. Rev. E 77, 031308 1-8 (2008).

“Spout States in the Selective Withdrawal of Immiscible Fluids through a Nozzle Suspended above a Two-Fluid Interface,” S. C. Case and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 114501 (2007).

“Excess Vibrational Modes and the Boson Peak in Model Glasses,” N. Xu, M. Wyart, A. J. Liu and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 175502 (2007).

“Collective behavior in a granular jet: Emergence of a liquid with zero surface-tension,” X. Cheng, G. Varas, D. Citron, H. M. Jaeger, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 188001 (2007).

“The compressible spin glass: Simulation results,” A. H. Marshall, Phys. Rev. B 75, 054414 (2007).

“Liquid drop splashing on smooth, rough, and textured surfaces,” L. Xu, Phys. Rev. E 75, 056316 1-8 (2007).

“Splashing of liquids: Interplay of surface roughness with surrounding gas,” L. Xu, L. Barcos, and S. R. Nagel Phys. Rev. E 76, 066311 1-5 (2007).

“Three-dimensional Shear in Granular Flow,” X. Cheng, J. B. Lechman, A. Fernandez- Barbero, G. S. Grest, H. M. Jaeger, G. S. Karczmar, M. E. Möbius, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 038001 1-4 (2006).

“Numerical studies of the compressible Ising spin glass,” A. H. Marshall, S. R. Nagel and

B. Chakraborty, Europhysics Lett. 74, 699-705 (2006).

“Stability and Growth of Single Myelin Figures,” L.-N. Zou and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 138301 1-4 (2006).

“Structural signatures of the unjamming transition at zero temperature,” L. E. Silbert, A. J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E 73, 041304 1-8 (2006).

“Breakup of Air Bubbles in Water: Breakdown of Cylindrical Symmetry,” N. C. Keim, P. Møller, W. W. Zhang, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 144503 (2006).

“Clustering instability in a freely falling granular jet,” M. E, Möbius, Phys. Rev. E 74, 051304 1-9 (2006).

“Geometric origin of excess low-frequency vibrational modes in weakly-connected

amorphous solids,” M. Wyart, S. R. Nagel, and T. A. Witten, Europhys. Lett., 72 (3), 486-492 (2005).

“Drop Splashing on a Dry Smooth Surface,” L. Xu, W. W. Zhang, and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 184505 1-4 (2005).

“Vibrations and diverging length scales near the unjamming transition,” L. E. Silbert, A. J. Liu and S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 098301 1-4 (2005).

“Structural signature of jamming in granular media,” E. I. Corwin, H. M. Jaeger, and S. R. Nagel, Nature 435, 1075-1078 (2005).

“The Effect of Air on Granular Size Separation in a Vibrated Granular Bed,” M. E. Möbius, X. Cheng, P. Eshuis, G. S. Karczmar, S. R. Nagel, and H. M. Jaeger, Phys. Rev. E 72, 011304 1-13 (2005).

“Effects of compression on the vibrational modes of marginally jammed solids,” M. Wyart, L. E. Silbert, S. R. Nagel and T. A. Witten, Phys. Rev. E 72, 051306 1-11 (2005).

“The Behavior of Granular Materials under Cyclic Shear,” N. W. Mueggenburg, Phys. Rev. E 71, 031301 1-10 (2005).

“Effective temperatures in driven systems: Static vs. time-dependent relations,” C. S. O'Hern, A. J. Liu, S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 165702 (2004).

“Intruders in the Dust: Air-Driven Granular Size Separation,” M. E. Möbius, X. Cheng, G. S. Karczmar, S. R. Nagel, and H. M. Jaeger, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 198001 (2004).

“Stress transmission through three-dimensional granular crystals with stacking faults,” M. J. Spannuth, N. W. Mueggenburg, H. M. Jaeger, S. R. Nagel, Granular Matter 6, 215- 219 (2004).

“Scaling and transition structure dependence on the fluid viscosity ratio in the selective withdrawal transition,” I. Cohen, Phys. Rev. E 70, 026302 1-11 (2004).