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Contact: Ellis Simon
City College of New York

Model Pre-Transition

Caption: Sheared suspension of spheres occupying 52 percent of a volume, alongside images of "force chains;" i.e., the paths connecting spheres as they come into contact with their neighbors. The top image shows the spheres sheared before the transition to discontinuous sheared thickened.

Credit: Benjamin Levich Institute, The City College of New York

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