Publications [#318409] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Daniels, KE; Behringer, RP, Characterization of a freezing/melting transition in a vibrated and sheared granular medium, Powders and Grains 2005 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, vol. 1 (December, 2005), pp. 357-360 .

    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. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group.