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Title: Anomalous roughening in experiments of interfaces in Hele-Shaw flows with strong quenched disorder
Author: Soriano i Fradera, Jordi
Ortín, Jordi, 1959-
Hernández Machado, Aurora
Keywords: Dinàmica de fluids
Interfícies (Ciències físiques)
Pel·lícules fines
Fluid dynamics
Interfaces (Physical sciences)
Thin films
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Abstract: We report experimental evidences of anomalous kinetic roughening in the stable displacement of an oil-air interface in a Hele-Shaw cell with strong quenched disorder. The disorder consists on a random modulation of the gap spacing transverse to the growth direction (tracks). We have performed experiments varying average interface velocity and gap spacing, and measured the scaling exponents. We have obtained beta=0.50, beta*=0.25, alpha=1.0, alpha_l=0.5, and z=2. When there is no fluid injection, the interface is driven solely by capillary forces, and a higher value of beta around beta=0.65 is measured. The presence of multiscaling and the particular morphology of the interfaces, characterized by high slopes that follow a L\'evy distribution, confirms the existence of anomalous scaling. From a detailed study of the motion of the oil--air interface we show that the anomaly is a consequence of different local velocities over tracks plus the coupling in the motion between neighboring tracks. The anomaly disappears at high interface velocities, weak capillary forces, or when the disorder is not sufficiently persistent in the growth direction. We have also observed the absence of scaling when the disorder is very strong or when a regular modulation of the gap spacing is introduced.
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It is part of: Physical Review E, 2003, vol. E67, p. 056308-1-056308-12
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ISSN: 1539-3755
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