Collective behavior in a granular jet: Emergence of a liquid with zero surface tension

Xiang Cheng, GERMAN ENRIQUE VARAS SIRIANY, Daniel Citron, Heinrich M. Jaeger, Sidney R. Nagel

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Abstract

We perform the analog to "water bell" experiments with granular jets. Rebounding from cylindrical targets, wide granular jets produce sheets or cones with shapes that mimic a zero-surface-tension liquid. The jets' particulate nature appears when the number of particles in the cross section is decreased: the emerging structures broaden, gradually disintegrating into diffuse sprays. The experiment has a counterpart in the behavior of quark-gluon plasmas generated by colliding heavy ions. There, a high collision density gives rise to collective behavior also described as a liquid.

Original languageEnglish
Article number188001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume99
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2007

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