Topics of the Spring School

Systems of particles above the 10 µm scale, that is dry granular systems and suspensions, are of great importance to various disciplines of science and engineering. There is a variety of imaging methods available to obtain information about the positions, orientation and velocities of individual particles as well as inter-particle forces and torques which allow to gain insight into the mechanical and rheological properties of such systems.

Imaging methods for particle systems operate with visible light and other electromagnetic waves or beams of elementary particles such as electrons, positrons or neutrons. While the basic principles of theses techniques are quite intuitive, many of them have still not reached the status of turnkey solutions.

Aim of this spring school is to introduce students, graduate students, scientists and professionals from industry into the most important imaging methods for the investigation of particle systems. A series of lectures held by outstanding scientists will explain these techniques in detail, provide necessary background information on their advantages and pitfalls, and describe how to get started. Moreover, some newer non-standard imaging methods will be discussed with the aim to contribute to the dissemination of these emerging techniques.

Granular physics itself will be discussed where necessary, but will not be in the focus of the presentations.


Imaging Particles 2016 - a Project of MSS