Publication : Marginal regeneration-induced drainage of surface bubbles

We just published an article in Phys. Rev. Fluids on the drainage of surface bubbles. The prediction of the lifetime of surface bubbles indeed necessitates a better understanding of the thinning dynamics of the bubble cap. We show that, in an environment saturated in humidity, the marginal regeneration, i.e., the rise of patches thinner than the film controls, to a large extent, the film drainage.