Dynamics of Fluid Mixing Jerry Gollub, Haverford/Penn, DMR-0405187.
The concentration of product (red is high) for a reacting flow subjected to chaotic mixing in a layer of fluid about 10 cm on a side. Our work shows that the mixing process is much more non-uniform than previously thought.
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Velocity field of a polymer solution being mixed in a microfluidic cell in the PI’s laboratory. Small-scale fluid processing is leading to novel technological applications and scientific insights.