Ostwald Ripening (image) American Institute of Physics Share Print E-Mail Caption After multi-bubble nucleation, Ostwald ripening occurs because of the 'coarsening' interaction between bubbles until only a single bubble remains. Credit H.Inaoka/RIKEN Usage Restrictions This image may be used only with the appropriate caption and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.