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Tiny yet hazardous: New study shows aerosols produced by contaminated bubble bursting are far smaller than predicted

New research from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Mechanical Science and Engineering assistant professor Jie Feng and graduate student Zhengyu Yang has shown that bursting bubbles coated by a thin oil layer produce drops with smaller sizes, greater overall number of drops, and are ejected at a higher velocity, compared to bubbles generated in clean water. This research, “Enhanced singular jet formation in oil-coated bubble bursting,” was recently published in Nature Physics.

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News | March 28, 2023

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