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Packing Spheres in a Cylinder

Presented by: 
D Weaire & A Mughal [Trinity College Dublin and Aberystwyth University]
Date: 
Wednesday 10th October 2012 - 11:30 to 12:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
What is the densest packing of spheres of diameter d in a cylinder of diameter D? We have explored this problem computationally for a wide range of D/d, and adduced some analytical results to explain the findings.
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