Clustering and melting in a wet granular monolayer

Journal Article

We investigate experimentally the collective behavior of a wet granular monolayer under vertical vibrations. The spherical particles are partially wet such that there are short-ranged attractive interactions between adjacent particles. As the vibration strength increases, clustering, reorganizing and melting regimes are identified subsequently through a characterization with the bond-orientational order parameters and the mean kinetic energy of the particles. The melting transition is found to be a continuous process starting from the defects inside the crystal.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramming, P; Huang, K

Published Date

  • June 30, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 140 /

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2100-014X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2101-6275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1051/epjconf/201714008003

Citation Source

  • Scopus