@inbook{b1e1322a60f944c9ac611b2a447b49e4,

title = "Birth and sudden death of a granular cluster",

abstract = "Granular material is vibro-fluidized in N connected compartments. For sufficiently strong shaking the particles are statistically uniformly distributed over the compartments, but if the shaking intensity is lowered this uniform distribution gives way to a clustered state. The clustering transition is experimentally shown to be of 2nd order for N = 2 compartments and of 1st order for N ≥ 3. In particular, the latter is hysteretic, involves long-lived transient states, and exhibits a striking lack of time reversibility. In the strong shaking regime, a cluster breaks down very abruptly and in its further decay shows anomalous diffusion, with the length scale going as t 1/3 rather than the standard t 1/2. We focus upon the self-similar nature of this process. The observed phenomena are all accounted for within a flux model.",

keywords = "METIS-211509, IR-45134",

author = "{van der Weele}, J.P. and {van der Meer}, {Roger M.} and Detlef Lohse",

note = "Advances in Solid State Physics, 1617-5034 ; 42 ",

year = "2002",

doi = "10.1007/3-540-45618-X_29",

language = "Undefined",

isbn = "3540429077",

publisher = "Springer",

pages = "371--382",

editor = "B. Kramer",

booktitle = "Advances in Solid State Physics 42",

}