Publications [#245543] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Daniels, KE; Behringer, RP, Characterization of a freezing/melting transition in a vibrated and sheared granular medium, Journal of statistical mechanics (Online), vol. 1 no. 7 (2006), pp. 357-360 [doi] .

    We describe experiments on monodisperse spherical particles in an annular cell geometry, vibrated from below and sheared from above. This system shows a freezing/melting transition such that under sufficient vibration a crystallized state is observed, which can be melted by sufficient shear. We characterize the hysteretic transition between these two states, and observe features reminiscent of both a jamming transition and critical phenomena. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.