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Sifting Sugar Particles

  • Thread starter smither777
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Hi,
I was given a bonus question, but I really can't find the physics reason behind it. The question was: Why do sugar particles, when sifting rigorously deflect? and we were given a hint - similar to hair tangles..

Can somebody please help me? Thank you.
 

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What is the context? Do you have any other information? It is all quite vague.
 
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Danger
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Just a rough guess, because I don't know the technical aspect of it, but it sounds as if you're referring to a build-up of electrostatic charges that would repel the crystals from each other.
 
  • #4
yes, i was kind of thinking it had something to do perhaps with static electricity
 
  • #5
thanks a bunch, i think i got it :D
 

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