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An instrument for studying granular media in low-gravity environment

Autores: Aumaître, S.; Behringer, R. P.; Cazaubiel, A.; Clement, E.; Crassous, J.; Durian, D. J.; Falcon, E. (Autor de correspondencia); Fauve, S.; Fischer, D.; Garcimartín Montero, Ángel; Garrabos, Y.; Hou, M.; Jia, X.; Lecoutre, C.; Luding, S.; Maza Ozcoidi, Diego; Noirhomme, M.; Opsomer, E. (Autor de correspondencia); Palencia, F.; Poschel, T.; Schockmel, J.; Sperl, M.; Stannarius, R.; Vandewalle, N.; Yu, P. (Autor de correspondencia)
ISSN: 0034-6748
Volumen: 89
Número: 075103
Páginas: 1 - 10
Fecha de publicación: 2018
A new experimental facility has been designed and constructed to study driven granular media in a low-gravity environment. This versatile instrument, fully automatized, with a modular design based on several interchangeable experimental cells, allows us to investigate research topics ranging from dilute to dense regimes of granular media such as granular gas, segregation, convection, sound propagation, jamming, and rheology¿all without the disturbance by gravitational stresses active on Earth. Here, we present the main parameters, protocols, and performance characteristics of the instrument. The current scientific objectives are then briefly described and, as a proof of concept, some first selected results obtained in low gravity during parabolic flight campaigns are presented.