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Granular Patterns

Igor Aranson and Lev Tsimring


This book is a systematic introduction to the new and rapidly evolving field of patterns in granular materials. Granular matter is usually defined as a collection of discrete macroscopic solid particles (grains) with a typical size large enough that thermal fluctuations are negligible. Despite this seeming simplicity, properties of granular materials set them apart from conventional solids, liquids, and gases due to the dissipative and highly nonlinear nature of forces among grains. The last decade has seen an explosion of interest to nonequilibrium phenomena in granular matter among physicist ... More

Keywords: pattern formation, granular, non-equilibrium, fluidization, segregation, avalanches, granular segregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Igor Aranson, author
Staff Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Material Science Division

Lev Tsimring, author
Research Scientist, Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego