Granular Materials

  • Shear-induced Rigidity in Athermal Solids: a Unied Statistical Framework ", Sumantra Sarkar and Bulbul Chakraborty, submitted to Physical Review Letters (June, 2014), PDF, Supplementary Text
  • "Yielding and large deviations in micellargels: a model", Saroj Kumar Nandi, Bulbul Chakraborty, A K Sood,and Sriram Ramaswamy, J. Stat. Mech. (2013) P02027, PDF
  • "Signatures of Incipient Jamming in Collisional Hopper Flows", Shubha Tewari, Michal Dichter, and Bulbul Chakraborty, Soft Matter, 9, 5016 (2013), PDF
  • "Origin of Rigidity in Dry Granular Solids", Sumantra Sarkar, Dapeng Bi, Jie Zhang, R. P. Behringer, and Bulbul Chakraborty,  Physical Review Letters 111, 068301 (2013), PDF
  • "Fluctuations in shear-jammed states: A statistical ensemble approach", Dapeng Bi, Jie Zhang, R.P.Behringer and Bulbul Chakraborty, EPL,102(2013) 34002, PDF
  • "Constraints and vibrations in static packings of ellipsoidal particles": Carl F. Schreck, Mitch Mailman, Bulbul Chakraborty, and Corey S. O'Hern (to appear in Phys. Rev. E), PDF
  • "Using point-to-set correlations to probe unjamming of frictionless grains": M. Mailman and B. Chakraborty, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, P05001 (2012), PDF
  • "A signature of a thermodynamic phase transition in jammed granular packings: growing correlations in force space": M. Mailman and B. Chakraborty, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, L07002 (2011), PDF
  • "Jamming by shear": Dapeng Bi, Jie Zhang, Bulbul Chakraborty & R. P. Behringer, Nature 480, 355 (2011), PDF
  • "Rheology of Granular Materials: Dynamics in a Stress Landscape", Dapeng Bi and Bulbul Chakraborty, to appear in Proceeding of the Royal Society, arXiv:cond-mat/0908.0970 (, PDF
  • "Jamming in Systems Composed of Frictionless Ellipse-Shaped", M. Mailman, C. Schreck, C. S. O'Hern and B. Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 255501 (2009), PDF
  • "Statistical mechanics framework for static granular matter", Silke Henkes and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E. 79, 061301 (2009), PDF
  • "Jamming of Granular Matter" R. P. Behringer and Bulbul Chakraborty, Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science, edited by Robert A. Myers, (Springer, NY, 2009), PDF
  • "Growing length scale in gravity-driven dense granular flow", Shubha Tewari, Bidita Tithi, Allison Ferguson, and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E 79, 011303 (2009), PDF
  • "Why Do Granular Materials Stiffen with Shear Rate? A Test of Novel Stress-Based Statistics", R.P. Behringer, Dapeng Bi, B. Chakraborty, S. Henkes, and R. R. Hartley, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 268301 (2008), PDF
  • "Entropy and Temperature of a Static Granular Assembly: An Ab Initio Approach", Silke Henkes, Corey S. O'Hern and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 038002 (2007), PDF
  • "Spatially heterogenous dynamics in dense, driven granular flows, A. Ferguson and B. Chakraborty, Europhys. Letters 78, 28003 (2007), PDF
  • "Stress and large-scale spatial structures in dense, driven granular flows", A. Ferguson and B. Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E 73, 011303 (2006), PDF
  • "Jamming as a critical phenomenon: a field theory of zero-temperature grain packings" S. Henkes and B. Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 198002 (2005), PDF
  • "Impulse Distributions in dense granular flows: signatures of large-scale spatial structures", Allison Ferguson, Ben Fisher and Bulbul Chakraborty, Europhys Lett. 66, 277 (2004), PDF

Patterns in Active Media

  • "Effects of intrinsic fluctuations in a prototypical chemical oscillator: metastability and switching" C. Michael Giver, Bulbul Chakraborty, . PDF
  • "Phase and frequency entrainment in locally coupled phase oscillators with repulsive interactions", Michael Giver, Zahera Jabeen, and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev E 83, 046206 (2011) PDF


  • "Excitable Patterns in Active Nematics: L.Giomi, L. Mahavedan, B. Chakraborty, and M.F. Hagan, Phys. Rev. Lett 106,21801 (2011) PDF
  • "Prolonging assembly through dissociation: A self-assembly paradign in microtubules": Sumedha, M.F. Hagan, and B. Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E 83, 051904 (2011) PDF
  • "Role of GTP remnants in microtubule dynamics" Sumedha, Michael F. Hagan and Bulbul Chakraborty, arXiv:q-bio/0908.1199 (, to be submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. PDF
  • "Segregation of Polymers in Confined Spaces" Ya Liu and Bulbul Chakraborty,arXiv(bio-ph):0906.4023v1, to be submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. PDF
  • "Single Polymer Confinement in a tube: Correlation between structure and dynamics", Joshua Kalb and Bulbul Chakraborty, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 025103 (2009) PDF
  • "Shape of Semiflexible Polymers in Confined Spaces", Ya Liu and Bulbul Chakraborty, Physical Biology 5, 026004 (2008) PDF
  • "Dynamics of an idealized model of microtubule growth and catastrophe", T. Antal, P.L. Krapivsky, S. Redner, M. Mailman, and B. Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E 76, 041907 PDF


  • "Dynamics in the Metabasin Space of a Lennard-Jones Glass Former: Connectivity and Transition Rates", Yasheng Yang and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev. E 80, 011501 (2009) PDF
  • "Numerical studies of the compressible spin glass", Adam H. Marshall, Bulbul Chakraborty and Sidney R. Nagel, Europhys. Lett. 74, 699 (2006) PDF
  • "Critical Dynamics of Dimers: Implications for the Glass Transition", D. Das, G. Farrell, J. Kondev and B. Chakraborty, J. Phys. Chem B109, 21413 (2005) PDF
  • "Landau Theory of the glass transition", Satya Majumdar, Dibyendu Das, Jane' Kodev and Bulbul Chakraborty, Phys. Rev.E 70, 060501 (R) (2004) PDF 
  • "Activated Dynamics at a non-disordered critical point", Dibyendu Das, Jane' Kondev and Bulbul Chakraborty, Europhys Lett. 61, 506 (2003) PDF
  • "Jamming in a model glass: interplay of dynamics and thermodynamics", Bulbul Chakraborty, Dibyendu Das and Jane' Kondev, Physica A 318, 23 (2003) PDF