Hele-shaw cell release

Here are some images from recent experiments with two glass plates. Rather than injecting air into the system Glycerine is placed between the two and they are slowly pulled apart. Air forces its way in from the outside creating the viscous fingers, dendrite patterns typical of Hele-Shaw cells but inverted.

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Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

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Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

 

Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

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Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

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Antony Hall, Hele-Shaw Cell Experiment 2016

 

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