Volume 83, Number 5, September 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||25 July 2008|
Dynamics of the formation of antibubbles
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University - Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 10 July 2008
Antibubbles refer to drops of liquid that are surrounded by a thin gas shell with the whole object immersed within a liquid phase. Although first observed more than 70 years ago, only recently have details of the formation and disappearance of antibubbles been considered. Here we provide an experimental study of the optimal conditions necessary for the formation of antibubbles. In addition, we characterize the dynamics of the collapse of the liquid column, formed from the initial impact of a drop with a liquid bath, which eventually leads to the antibubble.
PACS: 47.55.db – Drop and bubble formation / 82.70.Uv – Surfactants, micellar solutions, vesicles, lamellae, amphiphilic systems, (hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions) / 47.20.Cq – Inviscid instability
© EPLA, 2008
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