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Dimple and nose coalescences in phase-separation processes

Beysens, D and Guenoun, P and Sibille, P and Kumar, Anil (1994) Dimple and nose coalescences in phase-separation processes. In: Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 50 (2). pp. 1299-1302.

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Abstract

Coalescence processes are investigated during phase separation in a density-matched liquid mixture (partially deuterated cyclohexane and methanol) under near-critical conditions. As a result of the interplay between capillary and lubrication forces, ''nose'' coalescence appears to be always associated with the slow growth of isolated droplets (exponent almost-equal-to 1/3), whereas ''dimple'' coalescence corresponds to the fast growth of interconnected droplets (exponent almost-equal-to 1). At each stage of growth, the distribution of droplets trapped during dimple coalescence is reminiscent of all of the previous coalescence events.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 05:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36411

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