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EPJ E - Bendy interfaces

Bendy interfaces

The shape of the interface between two fluids can be controlled by changing the refractive index contrast between the fluids, researcher from the Universite Bordeaux have shown. Optofluidics are methods based on the combination of optics and fluidics which have recently promoted innovative approaches to manipulate liquid interfaces. Since flows are optically driven, researchers call this emerging field optohydrodynamics. The recent paper published in EPJ E presents a fine example of optohydrodynamic actuation at the microscopic scale, based on experimental and predictive numerical results. This work illustrates one of the simplest manifestations of optohydrodynamics and provides a frame to anticipate further developments of contactless interface micromanipulation by lasers.

To read the full paper ‘Optohydrodynamics of soft fluid interfaces: Optical and viscous nonlinear effects’ by H. Chraibi et al. click here

Editors-in-Chief
G. Dissertori, J. Monroe, D. J. Schwarz, K. Skenderis and G. Zanderighi

We are very thankful to you and our referee for your work! Especially we are thankful to the referee. His work has been done at a high professional level!

V. Uzhinsky, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia

ISSN: 1434-6052 (Electronic Edition)

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