# Stability of similarity solutions of viscous thread pinch-off

@article{Dallaston2021StabilityOS, title={Stability of similarity solutions of viscous thread pinch-off}, author={Michael C. Dallaston and Chen Zhao and James E. Sprittles and Jens Eggers}, journal={Physical Review Fluids}, year={2021} }

In this paper we compute the linear stability of similarity solutions of the breakup of viscous liquid threads, in which the viscosity and inertia of the liquid are in balance with the surface tension. The stability of the similarity solution is determined using numerical continuation to find the dominant eigenvalues. Stability of the first two solutions (those with largest minimum radius) is considered. We find that the first similarity solution, which is the one seen in experiments and…

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