Brunner, David O.
Boyce, Christopher M.
Pruessmann, Klaas P.
Müller, Christoph R.
- Journal Article
Rights / licenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Granular dynamics govern earthquakes, avalanches, and landslides and are of fundamental importance in a variety of industries ranging from energy to pharmaceuticals to agriculture. Nonetheless, our understanding of the underlying physics is poor because we lack spatially and temporally resolved experimental measurements of internal grain motion. We introduce a magnetic resonance imaging methodology that provides internal granular velocity measurements that are four orders of magnitude faster compared to previous work. The technique is based on a concerted interplay of scan acceleration and materials engineering. Real-time probing of granular dynamics is explored in single- and two-phase systems, providing fresh insight into bubble dynamics and the propagation of shock waves upon impact of an intruder. We anticipate that the methodology outlined here will enable advances in understanding the propagation of seismic activity, the jamming transition, or the rheology and dynamics of dense suspensions. Show more
Journal / seriesScience Advances
Pages / Article No.
Organisational unit03628 - Prüssmann, Klaas P. / Prüssmann, Klaas P.
03865 - Müller, Christoph R. / Müller, Christoph R.
153290 - Advancement of magnetic resonance imaging and discrete element models to probe the dynamics of fluidised beds with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution (SNF)
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