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Granular materials

Taking the temperature

The 'temperature' of a granular material depends on its entropy, but is hard to measure in the laboratory. So a theory that ties temperature to grain mobility and diffusion is welcome.

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Behringer, B. Taking the temperature. Nature 415, 594–595 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/415594a

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