Elastic Instability

Scientists have found that air bubbles cause different types of instability when liquids are pressed between two plates. Certain types of liquids form complex patterns that eventually fracture as seen in this video.  

Related Abstract

Gray arrow  From fingering to fracture in a complex fluid

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Journalists wishing to reproduce this image for news stories about related research should include this video credit: Baudouin Saintyves (CEA Saclay).