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Dynamics of liquid plugs in prewetted capillary tubes: from acceleration and rupture to deceleration and airway obstruction.

The dynamics of individual liquid plugs pushed at constant pressure head inside prewetted cylindrical capillary tubes is investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is shown that, depending on the thickness of the prewetting film and the magnitude of the pressure head, the plugs can either experience a Drops, bubbles, capsules Emulsions & foams Biological soft matter Thin films & monolayers

Authors:   Juan Carmelo MAGNIEZ; Michael Baudoin; Farzam Zoueshtiagh; Chang Liu
Journal:   Soft Matter
DOI:   10.1039/C6SM01463A
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