EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Patterns formed by chains of magnetic beads
Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Campus do Pici, 60455-760 Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
2 PMMH, ESPCI, CNRS UMR 7636, 7 quai St. Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Published online: 7 June 2021
Magnetic beads attract each other forming rather stable chains. We consider such chains formed by magnetic beads and push them into a Hele-Shaw cell either from the boundary or from the center. When such a chain is pushed into a cavity, it bends and folds spontaneously forming interesting unreported patterns. These patterns are self-similar and an effective fractal dimension can be defined. As found experimentally and with numerical simulations, the numbers of beads, loops and contacts follow power laws as a function of packing fraction and, depending on the injection procedure, even energetically less favorable triangular configurations can be stabilized.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/e18b-6663
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