Space GrainsThe aim of the Space Grains project is to study the dynamics and the statistical mechanics of an ensemble of particles that dissipates due to collisions. The experiments focus on clustering mechanisms, thermal fluctuations, convection, segregation and physical phenomena related to excited granular systems.
Coordination : E.Falcon and N.Vandewalle.
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The Space Grains collaboration will use the Vip-Gran instrument during the 71th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign, 13 – 24 May, 2019 at Novespace, Bordeaux (France)
The aim of the workshop is notably to prepare the 7th Parabolic Flight Campaign (PFC71) of the VIPGRAN instrument in May 2019. The meeting will take place at University of Liege, Institute of Physics B5a, level 4, room 4.28 – … Continue reading
The kick-off meeting of the GRANULOGY project between Europe (ESA) and China (CSU) was held in ESA Headquarters in The Netherlands, with Chinese and European members of Space Grains.
This progress meeting took place in Modena, Italy. It gathered scientists of the Topical Team and industrials (DTM, CEDRA, UHB) to clarify the Experimental Scientific Requirements (ESR) in order to built the prototype model and the flight model of Vip-Gran … Continue reading
An article from the Topical Team has been published in August 2018: Threshold of gas-like to clustering transition in driven granular media in low-gravity environment, EPL (Europhysics Letters) 123, 14003 (2018)
An article from the whole Topical Team has been published in July 2018: An instrument for studying granular media in low-gravity environment Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 075103 (2018)