Statistics of ballistic agglomeration

Citation:
Carnevale, GF, Pomeau Y, Young WR.  1990.  Statistics of ballistic agglomeration. Physical Review Letters. 64:2913-2916.

Date Published:

Jun

Abstract:

We consider a ‘‘sticky gas’’ in which collisions between spherical particles are perfectly inelastic. Thus the two colliding particles conserve mass and momentum, but merge to form a single more massive sphere. A scaling argument suggests that the average mass of a particle grows as t^2D/(2+D), where D is the spatial dimension. In the case D=1 this result is confirmed by numerical simulation.

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DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.2913