Welcome to Yuchen Zhao's homepage

About Me:

Hi, I'm a 4th year graduate student at Duke Physics.

I am an experimental physicist work in Bob Behringer's Lab

I am working on granular materials, particle shape effect, see the packing of stars!

We use x-ray computed tomography (mircoCT) to study the structure of hexapod columns and uncover the physics of rigidity (conference paper (doi:https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714006021 ) and youtube video)

We also collapse columns of hexapods by vibrations! (conference paper (doi:https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714006011) and youtube video)

Sheared Hexapod Packings

A reconstruction from X-Ray CT scan.

Interlocking at High Aspect Ratio

Low aspect ratio particles flow, while high can free-stand.



Physics Department, Durham, NC 27705

(919) 660-2489

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