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A column of grains in the jamming limit: glassy dynamics in the compaction process


  • J. Luck


  • A. Mehta


We investigate a stochastic model describing a column of grains in the jamming limit, in the presence of a low vibrational intensity. The key control parameter of the model, $\epsilon$ , is a representation of granular shape, related to the reduced void space. Regularity and irregularity in grain shapes, respectively corresponding to rational and irrational values of $\epsilon$ , are shown to be centrally important in determining the statics and dynamics of the compaction process. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2003

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  • J. Luck & A. Mehta, 2003. "A column of grains in the jamming limit: glassy dynamics in the compaction process," The European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, Springer;EDP Sciences, vol. 35(3), pages 399-411, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:eurphb:v:35:y:2003:i:3:p:399-411
    DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2003-00292-2

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