2018 Impact factor 1.686
Soft Matter and Biological Physics

EPJ E - Bendy interfaces

Bendy interfaces

The shape of the interface between two fluids can be controlled by changing the refractive index contrast between the fluids, researcher from the Universite Bordeaux have shown. Optofluidics are methods based on the combination of optics and fluidics which have recently promoted innovative approaches to manipulate liquid interfaces. Since flows are optically driven, researchers call this emerging field optohydrodynamics. The recent paper published in EPJ E presents a fine example of optohydrodynamic actuation at the microscopic scale, based on experimental and predictive numerical results. This work illustrates one of the simplest manifestations of optohydrodynamics and provides a frame to anticipate further developments of contactless interface micromanipulation by lasers.

To read the full paper ‘Optohydrodynamics of soft fluid interfaces: Optical and viscous nonlinear effects’ by H. Chraibi et al. click here

Editors-in-Chief
F. Graner and F. Sciortino
The proofs are great, as was the entire editorial process.

Andy M. Reynolds, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

ISSN (Print Edition): 1292-8941
ISSN (Electronic Edition): 1292-895X

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