Coherent dynamics of an asymmetric particle in a vertically vibrating bed

Daizou Yamada, Tsuyoshi Hondou, Masaki Sano

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Coherent motion is found to emerge out of fluctuations in a vibrated asymmetric particle. Depending on the parameters, amplitude, and frequency of the box, the motion of the particle is classified into several phases. The transition between fluctuating motion and unidirectional motion occurs with constant acceleration in the low-frequency regime and constant amplitude in the high-frequency regime. We show through dimensional analysis that this behavior does not depend on the detailed geometry of the particle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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