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

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

Zhang, Kai, and Patrick Charbonneau. “Monte carlo study of the axial next-nearest-neighbor Ising model.Physical Review Letters, vol. 104, no. 19, May 2010, p. 195703. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.104.195703. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., et al. “Numerical and theoretical study of a monodisperse hard-sphere glass former.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 81, no. 4 Pt 1, Apr. 2010, p. 040501. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.81.040501. Full Text Open Access Copy

van Meel, J. A., et al. “Hard-sphere crystallization gets rarer with increasing dimension.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 80, no. 6 Pt 1, Dec. 2009, p. 061110. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.80.061110. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ikeda, A., et al. “28aQL-4 Simulation and theoretical study of glass transition of 4d hard sphere.” Meeting Abstracts of the Physical Society of Japan, vol. 64, no. 2, The Physical Society of Japan (JPS), Aug. 2009.

van Meel, J. A., et al. “Geometrical frustration: a study of four-dimensional hard spheres.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 79, no. 3 Pt 1, Mar. 2009, p. 030201. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.79.030201. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mladek, B. M., et al. “Multiple occupancy crystals formed by purely repulsive soft particles.” Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, vol. 20, no. 49, Dec. 2008. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/20/49/494245. Full Text

Charbonneau, Patrick, et al. “Dynamical heterogeneity in a glass-forming ideal gas.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 78, no. 1 Pt 1, July 2008, p. 011505. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.78.011505. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mladek, Bianca M., et al. “Phase coexistence of cluster crystals: beyond the Gibbs phase rule.Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 23, Dec. 2007, p. 235702. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.99.235702. Full Text Open Access Copy

Charbonneau, P., and D. R. Reichman. “Dynamical heterogeneity and nonlinear susceptibility in supercooled liquids with short-range attraction.Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 13, Sept. 2007, p. 135701. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.99.135701. Full Text Open Access Copy