Straits Times Online
Jun 10, 2010
PARIS - BUBBLE don't just disappear when they pop but deflate in a rapid cascade of ever-smaller 'daughter' bubbles, scientists reported on Wednesday.
The physics behind this bursting effect seems to hold true whether the liquid is as thin as water or as thick as heavy oil, suggesting that the researchers have found a universal theory of how bubbles behave when they break.
A host of practical applications could follow in areas ranging from health care to climate to glass manufacturing, according to the study published in the British journal Nature. It may also prove valuable for controlling industrial processes in which bubble formation can be detrimental....