Controlling the size of popcorn

Daniel C. Hong, Joseph Both

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The physics of popcorn production is examined based on several thermodynamic principles. A thermo-statistical model of popcorn production is presented. A way to control the final size of the popcorn is proposed via monitoring the chamber pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 15 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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