The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 192, Issue 1, pp 155–161 | Cite as

Marangoni instability of a heated liquid layer in the presence of a soluble surfactant

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We consider the influence of adsorption kinetics on a longwave oscillatory instability in a layer of a binary liquid heated from below. It is shown that an advection of the adsorbed surfactant leads to a strong stabilization of the mode. Qualitative explanation of the numerical results is provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringCalifornia Institute of TechnologyCAUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics UB RASPermRussia
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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