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Relation Between Grain Shape and Fractal Properties in Random Apollonian Packing with Grain Rotation

Delaney, Gary W., Hutzler, Stefan, Aste, Tomaso (2008) Relation Between Grain Shape and Fractal Properties in Random Apollonian Packing with Grain Rotation. Physical Review Letters: Moving Physics Forward, 101 (12). ISSN 0031-9007. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.120602) (KAR id:29177)

Abstract

We extend the common theme of random Apollonian packing of circles to consider orientable grains with a noncircular shape. Systems of up to 106 grains are examined for a range of polygonal and elliptical shapes using both the random Apollonian packing model and the new rotational random Apollonian packing model which takes into account the extra rotational degree of freedom of noncircular grains. We identify the constraining length Dc that limits growth of the grain during the packing process and find that a universal relation exists between grain shape and the scaling properties of the system.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.120602
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Tomaso Aste
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 16:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 08:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29177 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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