We examine the changeover in the particle configurations and the dynamics in dense Lennard-Jones binary mixtures composed of small and large particles. By varying the composition at a low temperature, we realize crystal with defects, polycrystal with small grains, and glass with various degrees of disorder. In particular, we show configurations where small crystalline regions composed of the majority species are enclosed by percolated amorphous layers composed of the two species. We visualize the dynamics of configuration changes using the method of bond breakage and following the particle displacements. In quiescent jammed states, the dynamics is severely slowed down and is highly heterogeneous at any compositions. We apply shear flow by relative motions of boundary layers. Then plastic deformations multiply occur in relatively fragile regions, growing into large-scale shear bands where the strain is highly localized. Such bands appear on short time scales and evolve on long time scales with finite lifetimes.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)