Menon group: Selected publications







Heating mechanism affects equipartition in a binary granular system Hongqiang Wang, Narayanan Menon  Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 158001 (2008); arXiv:0710.3758

Long-lived giant number fluctuations in a nonequilibrium nematic Vijay Narayan, Sriram Ramaswamy,  Narayanan Menon, Science 317, 107 (2007); with  accompanying Perspective

Capillary wrinkling of floating thin films  Jiangshui Huang, M. Juszkiewicz, W. H. de Jeu, E. Cerda, T.S. Emrick, Narayanan Menon, T. P. Russell Science 317, 650(2007); with accompanying Perspective

Coming soon

Long paper on high pressure measurements in glycerol. 

Short paper on force noise in buckling cylinders

Granular materials

Force-velocity correlations in a dense, collisional, granular flow Emily Gardel, Ellen Keene, Sonia Dragulin, Nalini Easwar, Narayanan Menon; cond-mat/0601022; under review at Phys. Rev. Lett.

Nonequilibrium steady states in a vibrated-rod monolayer: tetratic, nematic and smectic correlations Vijay Narayan, Narayanan Menon, Sriram Ramaswamy, J. Stat. Mech. P01005 (2006); cond-mat/0510082

A fluidized granular medium as an instance of the Fluctuation Theorem, Klebert Feitosa and Narayanan Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 164301 (2004); cond-mat/0308212

Inelastic impact of a sphere on a massive plane: nonmonotonic velocity-dependence of the restitution coefficient, Hunter King, Ryan White, Iva Maxwell and Narayanan Menon; cond-mat/0209490

Speeding to a stop: the finite-time singularity of a spinning disc, E. Karthik, F.Rouyer, N. Menon, Phys. Rev. E Rapid Comm. 66, 045102(R) (2002)[download]

Large force fluctuations in a flowing granular medium, Emily Longhi, Nalini Easwar, and Narayanan Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 045501 (2002); cond-mat/0203379

Breakdown of equipartition in a 2D binary vibrated granular gas, Klebert Feitosa, Narayanan Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 198301 (2002); cond-mat/0111391  

Experimental study of a continuum description of a vibrated 2 dimensional granular fluid, Florence Rouyer, Narayanan Menon, submitted to J. Fluid Mech. Dec 2000, rev July 2001. [download]

Velocity Fluctuations in a Homogeneous 2D Granular Gas in Steady State, Florence Rouyer, Narayanan Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85 3676 (2000)

Hysteresis and packing in gas-fluidized beds, R. Ojha, N. Menon , DJ Durian, Phys. Rev. E 62, 4442(2000)


The glass transition of glycerol in the volume-temperature plane Kyaw Zin Win, Narayanan Menon; Phys. Rev. E Rapid Comm. 73 040501R (2006); cond-mat/0508648

A Simple Demonstration of a Metastable State, Narayanan Menon, Am. J. Phys. 67, 1109 (1999)

Dynamic Shear Modulus of Tricresyl Phosphate and Squalane, R. D. Deegan, R. L. Leheny, Narayanan Menon, S.R. Nagel, D. C. Venerus, J. Chem. Phys. 103, 4066 (1999)


Coming soon: article on force noise in buckling cylinders

Publications before UMass


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