71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

V0057: The Surfactant-free Persistance of Surface Bubbles in a Volatile Liquid

  • Mark Menesses, Boston University
  • Matthieu Roché, CNRS UMR 7057 - Universite Paris Diderot
  • Laurent Royon, CNRS UMR 7057 - Universite Paris Diderot
  • James Bird, Boston University
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2018.GFM.V0057

Bubbles at the free surface of pure, volatile liquids display surprising stability despite a lack of surfactants at their interface. Here we investigate these bubbles and explain a mechanism which may be responsible for their persistance without rupture.


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