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Researchers Explore New Property of Bubbles

Caption: Princeton researchers have discovered that bursting bubbles can push tiny droplets of a surface material down into a base liquid as well as sending them into the air above. The finding has important implications for science and industries that are concerned with mixing liquid solutions. From right, Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and graduate student Jie Feng observe bubbles in a tank.

Credit: Photos by Frank Wojciechowski for the Office of Engineering Communications.

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