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Sphere packing

What is the best (i.e. densest) packing equal sized hard spheres in a cylinder? 


I have made a poster which explores our recent work in this area (below). A full sized pdf copy (about 24 MB) can be downloaded here. You can also see a video of me and Denis Weaire giving a talk on the subject at the Isaac Newton Institute (click here

poster kavli v6
© Adil Mughal 2012