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Liquid distribution and cohesion in wet granular assemblies beyond the capillary bridge regime

Scheel, M; Seemann, Ralf; Brinkmann, M; Di Michiel, M; Sheppard, Adrian; Herminghaus, Stephan


Dry sand turns into a stiff and moldable material as soon as it is mixed with some liquid. This is a direct consequence of the internal liquid-air interfaces spanning between the grains which causes capillary cohesion by virtue of the surface tension of the liquid. As a model for wet granulates we investigated random packings of submillimeter spherical beads mixed with water. Measurements of the tensile strength and the fluidization threshold demonstrate that the mechanical stiffness is rather...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/49/494236


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