Competitive clustering in a bidisperse granular gas.

  title={Competitive clustering in a bidisperse granular gas.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Mikkelsen and Devaraj van der Meer and Ko van der Weele and Detlef Lohse},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={89 21},
  • René Mikkelsen, Devaraj van der Meer, +1 author Detlef Lohse
  • Published in Physical review letters 2002
  • Medicine, Physics
  • A bidisperse granular gas in a compartmentalized system is experimentally found to cluster competitively: Depending on the shaking strength, the clustering can be directed either towards the compartment initially containing mainly small particles or to the one containing mainly large particles. The experimental observations are quantitatively explained within a flux model.