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Author Altshuler, E. ♦ Ramos, O. ♦ Martinez, C. ♦ Flores, L. E. ♦ Noda, C.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CRITICALITY ♦ CLASSICAL MECHANICS ♦ SCALING
Abstract We perform a systematic experimental study of the influence of the type of base on the avalanche dynamics of slowly driven 1D ball piles. The control of base details allows us to explore a wide spectrum of pile structures and dynamics. The scaling properties of the observed avalanche distributions suggest that self-organized critical behavior is approached as the {open_quotes}base-induced{close_quotes} disorder at the pile profile increases.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-06-11
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 86
Issue Number 24


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