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The Marangoni effect is the movement of fluid from an area of low surface tension to an area of high surface tension.
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The Marangoni effect is fluid flow induced by a gradient in surface tension [1]. Fluid flows from a region with low surface tension to a region with high surface tension as seen clearly in the following video:
  
 
[http://www.doflick.com/ViewVideo.aspx?t=0&vId=192  Video of the Marangoni Effect]
 
[http://www.doflick.com/ViewVideo.aspx?t=0&vId=192  Video of the Marangoni Effect]

Revision as of 21:56, 14 November 2009

Definition

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The Marangoni effect is fluid flow induced by a gradient in surface tension [1]. Fluid flows from a region with low surface tension to a region with high surface tension as seen clearly in the following video:

Video of the Marangoni Effect

References

[1] Velarde, Manuel, "Drops, Liquid Layers and the Marangoni Effect," Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 356 829-844 (1998).

[2] Mei, C., "Lecture 4: Marangoni flows," Fluid Dynamics Lecture Notes (May 5 2004).