Improve the propulsion of objects

Article highlighted in Physics and Le Monde.

An article co-authored by researchers at INPHYNI and published in Physical Review Applied was featured in the Physics magazine of the American Physical Society and Le Monde. This article describes how to drastically increase the ejection capacity of an object. The authors believe their discovery explains the exceptional performance of recent running shoes used by marathon athletes.

Focus:
https://physics.aps.org/articles/v13/160

Le Monde (in French):

https://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2020/11/10/du-gel-pour-transformer-les-solides-en-excellents-sauteurs_6059282_1650684.html


Reference:

Contact layer as a propelling advantage in throwing

Franck Celestini, Joachim Mathiesen, Médéric Argentina, Christophe Raufaste

Physical Review Applied, vol. 14, 044026

DOI : https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.044026

 

Contact:

Franck Celestini, franck.celestini@inphyni.cnrs.fr

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