Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 43, Issue 9, pp 800–803 | Cite as

Mixing of vaporizing droplets on liquid substrates caused by festoon instability

  • O. A. Tarasov
  • N. A. Tarasova
  • N. A. Ivanova


A new configuration for a microfluid mixer, in which a mixed volume in the form of a volatile liquid droplet rests on a layer of water, is proposed. The mixing occurs owing to the injection of festoons emerging in a droplet under the influence of evaporation themocapillary convection from the periphery of the droplet to its central part. A linear relationship between the injection rate and the injection layer temperature is established, and it is shown that a droplet has time to repeatedly mix during its lifetime.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Tarasov
    • 1
  • N. A. Tarasova
    • 1
  • N. A. Ivanova
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TyumenTyumenRussia

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