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Evolution of a Bubble Cluster

May 9, 2013

A computer-generated movie showing a collapsing soap bubble cluster where macroscopic gas dynamics are coupled to microscopic fluid flow inside the thin-film membranes, leading to membrane rearrangement, drainage, and rupture.

Credit: James Sethian and Robert Saye, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab