Marangoni instability of a heated liquid layer in the presence of a soluble surfactant
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
2 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics UB RAS, Perm, Russia
3 Department of Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Revised: 25 January 2011
Published online: 9 March 2011
We consider the influence of adsorption kinetics on a longwave oscillatory instability in a layer of a binary liquid heated from below. It is shown that an advection of the adsorbed surfactant leads to a strong stabilization of the mode. Qualitative explanation of the numerical results is provided.
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