Granular Materials Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Granular Materials
Description:
Is this the maze from Labryinth or the back of a kid's cereal box? It's actually fingers of air winding through a fluid and grain mixture as it drains. You can see more pictures here.

Find out about granular materials and research going on in the field from this University of California, Santa Barbara research page.
Image:
image credit: Bjornar Sandnes, University of Oslo; <a href="http://prl.aps.org/covers/99/3" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/air-fingers-large-9-09-16.gif" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Bjornar Sandnes, University of Oslo; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/air-fingers-large-9-09-16.gif
Featured:
September 16, 2009 - October 1, 2009