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Faraday Wave Turbulence on a Spherical Liquid ShellMillimeter-radius liquid shells are acoustically levitated in an ultrasonic field. Capillary waves are observed on the shells. At low energies (minimal acoustic amplitude, thick shell) a resonance is observed between the symmetric and antisymmetric thin film oscillation modes. At high energies (high acoustic pressure, thin shell) the shell becomes fully covered with high-amplitude waves. Temporal spectra of scattered light from the shell in this regime exhibit a power-law decay indicative of turbulence.
Document ID
19990008458
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Holt, R. Glynn (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Trinh, Eugene H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
August 12, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 77
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0031-9007
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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