Leaping shampoo glides on a lubricating air layer

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/552134
Title:
Leaping shampoo glides on a lubricating air layer
Authors:
Lee, S.; Li, Erqiang ( 0000-0002-5003-0756 ) ; Marston, J. O.; Bonito, A.; Thoroddsen, Sigurdur T. ( 0000-0001-6997-4311 )
Abstract:
When a stream of shampoo is fed onto a pool in one's hand, a jet can leap sideways or rebound from the liquid surface in an intriguing phenomenon known as the Kaye effect. Earlier studies have debated whether non-Newtonian effects are the underlying cause of this phenomenon, making the jet glide on top of a shear-thinning liquid layer, or whether an entrained air layer is responsible. Herein we show unambiguously that the jet slides on a lubricating air layer. We identify this layer by looking through the pool liquid and observing its rupture into fine bubbles. The resulting microbubble sizes suggest this air layer is of submicron thickness. This thickness estimate is also supported by the tangential deceleration of the jet during the rebounding.
KAUST Department:
Clean Combustion Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Leaping shampoo glides on a lubricating air layer 2013, 87 (6) Physical Review E
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Journal:
Physical Review E
Issue Date:
10-Jun-2013
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevE.87.061001
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1539-3755; 1550-2376
Additional Links:
http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.87.061001
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Clean Combustion Research Center

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dc.contributor.authorLee, S.en
dc.contributor.authorLi, Erqiangen
dc.contributor.authorMarston, J. O.en
dc.contributor.authorBonito, A.en
dc.contributor.authorThoroddsen, Sigurdur T.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-03T14:22:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-03T14:22:44Zen
dc.date.issued2013-06-10en
dc.identifier.citationLeaping shampoo glides on a lubricating air layer 2013, 87 (6) Physical Review Een
dc.identifier.issn1539-3755en
dc.identifier.issn1550-2376en
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevE.87.061001en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552134en
dc.description.abstractWhen a stream of shampoo is fed onto a pool in one's hand, a jet can leap sideways or rebound from the liquid surface in an intriguing phenomenon known as the Kaye effect. Earlier studies have debated whether non-Newtonian effects are the underlying cause of this phenomenon, making the jet glide on top of a shear-thinning liquid layer, or whether an entrained air layer is responsible. Herein we show unambiguously that the jet slides on a lubricating air layer. We identify this layer by looking through the pool liquid and observing its rupture into fine bubbles. The resulting microbubble sizes suggest this air layer is of submicron thickness. This thickness estimate is also supported by the tangential deceleration of the jet during the rebounding.en
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevE.87.061001en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Physical Review E. ©2013 American Physical Societyen
dc.titleLeaping shampoo glides on a lubricating air layeren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentClean Combustion Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalPhysical Review Een
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mathematics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843-3368, USAen
kaust.authorLi, Erqiangen
kaust.authorMarston, Jeremyen
kaust.authorThoroddsen, Sigurdur T.en
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