Statistical Description of Segregation in a Powder Mixture

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Abstract

In this paper we apply the statistical mechanics of powders to describe a segregated state in a mixture of grains of different sizes. Variation of the density of a packing with depth arising due to changes of particle configurations is studied. The statistical mechanics of powders is generalized in such a way as to consider not only binary mixtures (as its first formulation by A. Mehta and S.F. Edwards), but also polydisperse mixtures of particles.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume226
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)295-309
ISSN0378-4371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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