Size segregation in vibrated granular systems: A reversible process

D. Brone, F. J. Muzzio

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The interior of a vibrated bed of mixed-size particles is examined experimentally, revealing segregation patterns that are considerably different than the “layered cake” structures published in previous literature. The frequency of vibration has a strong effect on such patterns, which are destroyed when the vibration frequency is increased past [Formula Presented] The segregation process is reversible; the granular system can be driven back and forth between segregated and homogeneous states by decreasing or increasing the vibration frequency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1063
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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