Droplet growth by coalescence in binary fluid mixtures

Brian E. Burkhart, Prasad V. Gopalkrishnan, Steven D. Hudson, Alex M. Jamieson, Michael A. Rother, Robert H. Davis

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The drop size distribution in immiscible fluid mixtures following shear deformation was studied. The shear-induced coalescence was determined to be constant at constant temperatures and decreased at large values temperature. The drop size distribution was found to broaden due to coalescence whereas greater deformation at high shear rates caused the drop-size distribution to remain narrow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number098304
Pages (from-to)983041-983044
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 27 2001
Externally publishedYes

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