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Breakup of liquid filaments.

Abstract:

Whether a thin filament of liquid separates into two or more droplets or eventually condenses lengthwise to form a single larger drop depends on the liquid's density, viscosity, and surface tension and on the initial dimensions of the filament. Surface tension drives two competing processes, pinching-off and shortening, and the relative time scales of these, controlled by the balance between capillary and viscous forces, determine the final outcome. Here we provide experimental evidence for t...

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Journal:
Physical Review Letters More from this journal
Volume:
108
Issue:
7
Pages:
074506
Publication date:
2012-02-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:316242
UUID:
uuid:ab389f8a-5d9d-4304-a135-c32de82b68be
Local pid:
pubs:316242
Source identifiers:
316242
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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