Patrick Charbonneau

Patrick Charbonneau

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office Location: 
5329 French Science, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90347, Durham, NC 27708-0347
(919) 613-6261


Professor Charbonneau studies soft matter. His work combines theory and simulation to understand the glass problem, protein crystallization, microphase formation, and colloidal assembly in external fields.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2006

  • B.S., McGill University (Canada) 2001

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Universal microstructure and mechanical stability of jammed packings.Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, no. 20, Nov. 2012, p. 205501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.109.205501. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhang, Kai, and Patrick Charbonneau. “[N]pT ensemble and finite-size-scaling study of the critical isostructural transition in the generalized exponential model of index 4.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 86, no. 4 Pt 1, Oct. 2012, p. 042501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.86.042501. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Dimensional study of the caging order parameter at the glass transition.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109, no. 35, Aug. 2012, pp. 13939–43. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1211825109. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhang, Kai, and Patrick Charbonneau. “[N]pT Monte Carlo simulations of the cluster-crystal-forming penetrable sphere model.The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 136, no. 21, June 2012, p. 214106. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4723869. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bergin, Stephen M., et al. “The effect of nanowire length and diameter on the properties of transparent, conducting nanowire films.Nanoscale, vol. 4, no. 6, Mar. 2012, pp. 1996–2004. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c2nr30126a. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Benoit, et al. “Geometrical frustration and static correlations in a simple glass former.Physical Review Letters, vol. 108, no. 3, Jan. 2012, p. 035701. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.108.035701. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Glass transition and random close packing above three dimensions.Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 18, Oct. 2011, p. 185702. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.107.185702. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhang, K., and P. Charbonneau. “Monte Carlo approach for studying microphases applied to the axial next-nearest-neighbor Ising and the Ising-Coulomb models.” Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 83, no. 21, June 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.83.214303. Full Text Open Access Copy

Zhang, Kai, et al. “Reentrant and isostructural transitions in a cluster-crystal former.Physical Review Letters, vol. 105, no. 24, Dec. 2010, p. 245701. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.105.245701. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jin, Yuliang, et al. “Application of Edwards' statistical mechanics to high-dimensional jammed sphere packings.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 82, no. 5 Pt 1, Nov. 2010, p. 051126. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.82.051126. Full Text Open Access Copy