Temporally Stable Density Patterns in Liquids

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O. Kafri, A. Livnat, I. Glatt

Nuclear Research Center—Negev, Beer-Sheva 84190, Israel

J. Fluids Eng 106(3), 257-261 (Sep 01, 1984) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243113 History: Received June 07, 1983; Online October 26, 2009


By applying a new optical technique, moire deflectometry, we have observed complex density patterns in apparently homogeneous solutions, under ambient conditions. The density patterns of the liquids are attributed to cooling due to evaporation, precipitation caused by gravity, or dissolution.

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