Oil droplet in alcohol
Author(s)La Foy, Roderick R.; Belden, Jesse; Truscott, Tadd T.; Shih, Anna M.; Techet, Alexandra H.
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The elegant patterns formed by fluid droplets falling through a dissimilar liquid were first studied over a century ago.1 The emerging patterns are driven by hydrodynamic instabilities set up by velocity and density gradients between the liquids. We perform experiments using 3 mm droplets of naphthenic oil released from two heights 25 mm, 50 mm into isopropyl alcohol.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Physics of Fluids
American Institute of Physics
La Foy, Roderick R., Jesse Belden, Tadd T. Truscott, Anna M. Shih, and Alexandra H. Techet. Oil Droplet in Alcohol. Physics of Fluids 22, no. 9 (2010): 091107. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
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