In a pendant drop experiment, a non-gradient based algorithm can accurately fit small Bond number shapes. The images show decreasing Bond number for an air bubble in water. The lower limit for the new algorithm is Bond number of 0.01. This limit is a factor of ten smaller than the current limit.
The manuscript entitled “ A Non-Gradient Based algorithm for the Determination of Surface Tension from a Pendant Drop: Application to Low Bond Number Shapes” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. The authors are N. Alvarez, L.M. Walker and S.L. Anna.
Wingki Lee traveled to Hong Kong in January to present a poster on her work on tipstreaming at the “Conference on Advances in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics”, held at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology from Jan 5-7, 2009. For more about this conference, click this link.
The manuscript entitled “ The synthesis and stabilization of micron and submicron droplets in a microfluidic flow focusing device” has been accepted for publication in Physics of Fluids. The authors are W. Lee, L.M. Walker and S.L. Anna.