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BGER - Motion of bubbles in tubes filled with liquid

Collaborative visits of Dr Christov and Prof Stone from Princeton. We have developed a new description for the motion of bubbles in tubes filled with liquid. Previous theory predicted that bubbles above a critical size would fail to rise, and thus be stuck in the tube forever. Our new approach points out that bubbles will continue to rise, albeit at a slow rate. The speed of rise could be an elegant experimental measurement of intermolecular forces, which are otherwise difficult to determine.
Period1 Oct 201231 Dec 2012
Visiting fromPrinceton University (United States)