Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Leaping shampoo and the Kaye effect
Shear-thinning fluids exhibit surprisingly rich behaviour. One example is the Kaye effect. As pouring proceeds, a small stream of liquid occasionally leaps upward from the heap.We show that the Kaye effect works for many common fluids, including shampoos and liquid soaps.
See also, from Nature, Physicists explain how shampoo streams can bounce.