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Granular Materials

Hele Shaw

A Hele-Shaw system (consisting of two glass plates separated by a small gap) was used by University of Chicago MRSEC researchers, Sidney Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger and their research groups, to explore the zero-order-surface-tension properties of granular "fluids."

Heinrich M. Jaeger

Professor, PhysicsJFI, and the College
Soft Matter, Granular Materials

Sidney R. Nagel

Professor, PhysicsJFIEFI and the College 
Condensed matter physics, granular materials, fluid dynamics