69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 20, 2016 — November 22, 2016)

V0092: Before the bubble ruptures

  • Li Shen, Imperial College London
  • Fabian Denner, Imperial College London
  • Neal Morgan, Shell Solutions UK
  • Berend van Wachem, Imperial College London
  • Daniele Dini, Imperial College London
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2016.GFM.V0092

Soap bubbles appear everywhere in daily life yet we still don't quite fully understand them. Hence, in a bid to find out more about how they rupture, we observed mysterious rune-like patterns on the bubble film which evolve and sometimes coarsen. In classifying these patterns, we inadvertently pose the more fundamental question, what is a bubble?

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