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The dynamics of jets of polymeric liquids

Presented by: 
M Fontelos ICMAT
Date: 
Tuesday 20th August 2013 - 11:30 to 12:00
Abstract: 
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.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons