Hysteretic clustering in granular gas


Weele, K. van der and Meer, D. van der and Versluis, M. and Lohse, D. (2001) Hysteretic clustering in granular gas. Europhysics Letters, 53 (3). pp. 328-334. ISSN 0295-5075

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Abstract:Granular material is vibro-fluidized in N = 2 and N = 3 connected compartments, respectively. For sufficiently strong shaking the granular gas is equi-partitioned, but if the shaking intensity is lowered, the gas clusters in one compartment. The phase transition towards the clustered state is of 2nd order for N = 2 and of 1st order for N = 3. In particular, the latter is hysteretic. The experimental findings are accounted for within a dynamical model
that has exactly the above properties.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2001-00157-x
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