Oxidation-Mediated Fingering in Liquid Metals.

@article{Eaker2017OxidationMediatedFI,
  title={Oxidation-Mediated Fingering in Liquid Metals.},
  author={Collin B Eaker and David C. Hight and John D. O’Regan and M. D. Dickey and K. Daniels},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2017},
  volume={119 17},
  pages={
          174502
        }
}
  • Collin B Eaker, David C. Hight, +2 authors K. Daniels
  • Published 2017
  • Materials Science, Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review letters
  • We identify and characterize a new class of fingering instabilities in liquid metals; these instabilities are unexpected due to the large interfacial tension of metals. Electrochemical oxidation lowers the effective interfacial tension of a gallium-based liquid metal alloy to values approaching zero, thereby inducing drastic shape changes, including the formation of fractals. The measured fractal dimension (D=1.3±0.05) places the instability in a different universality class than other… CONTINUE READING
    17 Citations

    Figures and Topics from this paper.

    Liquid metal fractals induced by synergistic oxidation
    • 6
    Overcoming Rayleigh–Plateau instabilities: Stabilizing and destabilizing liquid-metal streams via electrochemical oxidation
    • 1
    Discovery of a Voltage-Stimulated Heartbeat Effect in Droplets of Liquid Gallium.
    • 18
    • PDF
    Liquid metals: fundamentals and applications in chemistry.
    • 154
    Attributes, Fabrication, and Applications of Gallium‐Based Liquid Metal Particles
    • 6
    Effect of Electrolyte on a 2D Surface-Based Reconfigurable Liquid Metal Antenna
    • Feng Xie, M. Tong, J. Adams
    • Materials Science
    • 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
    • 2019

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 54 REFERENCES
    A
    • 234,994
    • PDF
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
    • 5,020
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    APPL
    • 109,975
    Proc
    • Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111, 14047
    • 2014
    177
    • 67
    • 1987
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6
    • 18369
    • 2014
    Acta Mater
    • 54, 2625
    • 2006
    Acta Materialia 54
    • 2625
    • 2006