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Random Packing of Spheres in Non-rigid Containers

Naturevolume 214pages265266 (1967) | Download Citation

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AN article by Susskind and Becker1 deals with randomly packed beds of equal rigid spheres. Without questioning the value of the work with respect to reactor beds, we feel the interpretation of their results in terms of random sphere packings as such needs further examination.

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    Susskind, H., and Becker, W., Nature, 212, 1564 (1966).

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    Bernal, J. D., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 280, 299 (1964).

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    Scott, G. D., Nature, 188, 908 (1960).

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  1. Birkbeck College, University of London

    • J. D. BERNAL
    •  & J. L. FINNEY

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