Electrostatically Driven Granular Media: Phase Transitions and Coarsening

I. S. Aranson, D. Blair, V. A. Kalatsky, G. W. Crabtree, W. K. Kwok, V. M. Vinokur, U. Welp

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Abstract

We report the experimental and theoretical study of electrostatically driven granular material. We show that the charged granular medium undergoes a hysteretic phase transition from the immobile condensed state (granular solid) to a fluidized dilated state (granular gas) with a changing applied electric field. In addition we observe a spontaneous precipitation of dense clusters from the gas phase and subsequent coarsening - coagulation of these clusters. Molecular dynamics simulations show qualitative agreement with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3306-3309
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2000

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granular materials
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Aranson, I. S., Blair, D., Kalatsky, V. A., Crabtree, G. W., Kwok, W. K., Vinokur, V. M., & Welp, U. (2000). Electrostatically Driven Granular Media: Phase Transitions and Coarsening. Physical Review Letters, 84(15), 3306-3309. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.3306
Aranson, I. S. ; Blair, D. ; Kalatsky, V. A. ; Crabtree, G. W. ; Kwok, W. K. ; Vinokur, V. M. ; Welp, U. / Electrostatically Driven Granular Media : Phase Transitions and Coarsening. In: Physical Review Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 84, No. 15. pp. 3306-3309.
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Aranson, IS, Blair, D, Kalatsky, VA, Crabtree, GW, Kwok, WK, Vinokur, VM & Welp, U 2000, 'Electrostatically Driven Granular Media: Phase Transitions and Coarsening', Physical Review Letters, vol. 84, no. 15, pp. 3306-3309. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.3306

Electrostatically Driven Granular Media : Phase Transitions and Coarsening. / Aranson, I. S.; Blair, D.; Kalatsky, V. A.; Crabtree, G. W.; Kwok, W. K.; Vinokur, V. M.; Welp, U.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 84, No. 15, 10.04.2000, p. 3306-3309.

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