Solitary Structures Sustained by Marangoni Flow

Abstract

We construct interfacial solitary structures (spots) generated by a bistable chemical reaction or a non-equilibrium phase transition in a surfactant film. The structures are stabilized by Marangoni flow that prevents the spread of a state with a higher surface tension when it is dynamically favorable. In a system without surfactant mass conservation, a… (More)

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