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Experimental demonstration of diffusocapillary flow in an oil droplet

Authors
Journal
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
0021-9797
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
150
Issue
2
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DOI: 10.1016/0021-9797(92)90227-d

Abstract

Abstract The phenomenon of diffusocapillary flow is demonstrated utilizing a vegetable oil droplet suspended in a host medium composed of Dow Corning 200 silicone fluids. The host fluid was prepared in such a way that the average polymer length was varied across the surface of the droplet, thus creating an interfacial tension gradient with concomitant Marangoni flow.

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