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Ripening of ordered breath figures


Herminghaus,  Stephan
Group Granular matter and irreversibility, Department of Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Max Planck Society;

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Gau, H., & Herminghaus, S. (2000). Ripening of ordered breath figures. Physical Review Letters, 84(18), 4156-4159. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4156.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0029-A986-0
We have investigated the ripening of breath figures with variable initial order. A dramatic impact of the degree of order on the coalescence behavior is observed. As opposed to the two-droplet coalescence events common to the usual disordered droplet arrays, four-droplet coalescence cascades predominate in a perfectly hexagonal breath figure. Upon introduction of disorder, a gradual transition to a regime dominated by three-droplet cascades is observed. The statistics of coalescence cascades allows for detailed conclusions on the microscopic droplet dynamics.