Topological Symmetry Breaking in Viscous Coarsening.

  title={Topological Symmetry Breaking in Viscous Coarsening.},
  author={David Bouttes and Emmanuelle Gouillart and Damien Vandembroucq},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={117 14},
The crucial role of hydrodynamic pinch-off instabilities is evidenced in the coarsening stage of viscous liquids. The phase separation of a barium borosilicate glass melt is studied by in situ synchrotron tomography at high temperature. The high viscosity contrast between the less viscous phase and the more viscous phase induces a topological symmetry… CONTINUE READING