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Lohse, Detlef (2003) Bubble puzzles. Physics Today, 56 (2). pp. 36-41. ISSN 0031-9228

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Abstract:With their ubiquitous occurrence in a multitude of fluid systems, bubbles occupy an important place in contemporary science and technology. One can readily cite several examples: the production and transport of oil, in which bubbles are purposely injected to help lift heavy oil to the surface; energy generation, in which boiling is the key process in producing the steam to drive turbines; the chemical industry, in which gas–liquid reactors rely on bubbles to increase the contact area between the phases; the oceans, in which bubbles generated by breaking waves are important sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide; piezoelectric ink-jet printing, in which they are just disturbing; and bubble chambers in high-energy physics, in which they used to signal the traces of energetic particles.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1564347
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