Fragmentation of a spreading drop
Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Universidad Complutense, Paseo
Juan XXIII, 1, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 17 September 1997
The spreading of a liquid on another one is studied experimentally in the case of an insoluble surfactant on a more viscous liquid sublayer. Temporal power-laws behaviour for the expansion of the surfactants is observed and compared with simple scaling laws. The dynamics of fragmentation of the remaining lens is described.
PACS: 68.15.+e – Liquid thin films
© EDP Sciences, 1997