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Coalescence of Two Immiscible Liquid Drops

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Science  21 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3869, pp. 813-814
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3869.813

Abstract

When two immiscible liquid drops suspended in a third immiscible liquid are brought into contact, three equilibrium configurations which depend upon the spreading coefficients are possible. Experiments for a large number of systems, including three phase emulsions, confirm the theory and indicate the mechanisms of reaching equilibrium.