Pattern Formation and Fluctuations in LiquidsThe research of the group is focused on the experimental investigation of fluctuations and pattern formation in complex liquids. Research topics include non equilibrium fluctuations during diffusion processes in microgravity, hydrodynamic instabilities in complex fluids, heat transfer with smart nanofluids, hydrodynamic instabilities of liquid jets, and bio-fluidmechanics. The laboratory has a wide expertise in the development of advanced optical diagnostic techniques especially suited for the investigation of liquids in Space. In particular, in collaboration with UCSB we have developed the dynamic shadowgraphy diagnostics employed during the GRADFLEX microgravity experiment of ESA aboard FOTON M3. We have devised and developed the Near Field Scattering technique, which has been selected by ESA for the SODI-COLLOID facility aboard the International Space Station.
Tunable heat transfer with smart nanofluids published in Physical Review E
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