Mixing of fluids

Julio O. Ottino*

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Viscous fluids flowing in simple, periodic patterns in two dimensions can generate the chaos that leads to efficient mixing. Experiments and computer models reveal the underlying mechanism. This article presents experimental results, photographs, and a theoretical description of the mixing process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-57, 60
JournalScientific American
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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