Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Annihilative fractals of coffee on milk formed by Rayleigh–Taylor instability

By Michiko Shimokawa and Shonosuke Ohta

Abstract

We have discovered a new fractal pattern, coffee exhibits on a horizontal surface, with a fractal dimension 1. 88 ± 0. 06, when a heavy coffee droplet interacts with the surface of lighter milk. Parts of coffee pattern on the surface disappear due to Rayleigh–Taylor instability, and the annihilative behavior produces the fractal pattern. Coffee fractals and the Sierpinski carpet have common features, such as the fractal dimension, annihilative behavior, and an exponential decrease of the pattern area. It is suggested the formation of fractal follows a rule similar to that of the Sierpinski carpet

Topics: pattern formation, fractal, Rayleigh–Taylor instability, Sierpinski carpet
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:CiteSeerX.psu:10.1.1.161.9099
Provided by: CiteSeerX
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/v... (external link)
  • http://natcomp.liacs.nl/CSA/ma... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.