We report on recent experimental and theoretical work onthe pinch-off of dilute solutions of flexible polymers. Owing tothestrong extensional hardening of such solutions, pinch-off of aliquid drop is delayed. Instead, long threads of uniformthicknessform, whose radius decreases exponentially in time. We derive arelationship between the thread ra...
Eggers, Jens (University of Bristol)
University of Minnesota, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.