Competitive clustering in a Granular Gas


Mikkelsen, Rene and Weele, Ko van der and Meer, Devaraj van der and Versluis, Michel and Lohse, Detlef (2003) Competitive clustering in a Granular Gas. Physics of Fluids, 15 (9). s8-s8. ISSN 1070-6631

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Abstract:Mixtures of large and small particles, shaken vertically in a compartmentalized container, show competitive clustering: By tuning the shaking strength, the mixture can be made to cluster in the compartment initially containing most of the large particles (at moderately strong shaking) or in the compartment dominated by small ones (at mild shaking). The video clip shows that the effect is robust enough to work even for candy.
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Additional information:paper accompanying the winning video entry in the Gallery of Fluid Motion APS Dallas, nov. 2002
Copyright:© 2003 American Institute of Physics
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