Marangoni phenomena during droplet formation in microfluidics

Ioannis Kiratzis, Nina M. Kovalchuk, Mark Simmons, Daniele Vigolo

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The impact of Marangoni phenomena during droplet formation was investigated experimentally. We demonstrated that when the deformation time-scale is similar to the adsorption time-scale of the surfactant the velocities along the interface of the thinning neck appear to smaller compared to a model system, suggesting, the presence of Marangoni stresses acting against the process. Furthermore, the Marangoni phenomena present appear to increase droplet sizes and droplet detachment time scales verifying that they act against droplet break-up. Lastly, we completely resolved the velocity field for the necking stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780816911127
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 AIChE Annual Meeting - Orlando, United States
Duration: 10 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Conference2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Institute of Chemical Engineers. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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