Our longest-running experiment continues to inspire physicists around the world.

An article about our famous long-running Pitch-Drop Experiment was featured in the Brazilian science website Super Interessante. The experiment itself can be seen in the Berkeley Library in Trinity College Dublin.

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Buckling Necklace

The goldsmith Tom Stemmer crafted a necklace featuring a buckled chain of spheres, the system studied in detail in the group's current work (see below Mughal et al. 2021, Hutzler et al. 2020, Weaire et al. 2020). Tom thus joins the list of artists and designers who are inspired by the physics developed in our group. More of Tom's work can be found at his website: https://stemmer-goldschmiedeatelier.de/.

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Ten most recent publications

  1. Irannezhad A, Weaire D, Ryan-Purcell J, Hutzler S (2022) Buckling of a tilted line of confined hard spheres , Philosophical Magazine
  2. Weaire D, Mughal A, Ruan-Purcell J, Hutzler S (2022) Description of the buckling of a chain of hard spheres in terms of Jacobi functions , Physica D433133177

  3. Zefeng J, Chenchen F, Cox S, Hutzler S (2021) Variation of average coordination number with liquid fraction for two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle , Philosophical Magazine91048
  4. Mughal A, Weaire D, Hutzler S (2021) Peierls-Nabarro potential for a confined chain of hard spheres under compression , EPL13526002
  5. Burke SR, Moebius M, Ketoja J, Hjelt T and Hutzler S (2021) Analysis of the foam-forming of non-woven lightweight fibrous materials using X-ray tomography., SN Applied Sciences192
  6. Richmond P, Roehner B M, Irannezhad A and Hutzler S (2021) Mortality: a physics perspective, Physica A566125660
  7. Hutzler S, F. F. Dunne, A. M. Kraynik and D. Weaire (2020), The energy of fcc and hcp foams, Soft Matter 16 8262-8271
  8. Hutzler S, Mughal A, Ryan-Purcell J, Irannezhad A, Weaire D (2020), Buckling of a linear chain of hard spheres in a harmonic confining potential: Numerical and analytical results for low and high compression, PRE102 022905 
  9. Weaire D, Irannezhad A, Mughal A, Hutzler S (2020), A simple experimental system to illustrate the nonlinear properties of a linear chain under compression, American Journal of Physics 347 88
  10. Winkelmann J, Mughal A, Weaire D, Hutzler S, (2020), Equilibrium configurations of hard spheres in a cylindrical harmonic potential, EPL 127 44002