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The dynamics of jets of polymeric liquids

Fontelos, M (ICMAT)
Tuesday 20 August 2013, 11:30-12:00



The presence of polymers in a jet of Newtonian liquid leads to an extraordinary resistance of the jet to breakup intro drops. Instead, it undergoes a transition towards the so-called beads-on-string configuration, where thin filaments connect an apparently random sequence of drops. Later in the evolution, the drops exhibit an interesting dynamics that we discuss and explain.

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