Fluorescent eco-particles for surface flow physics analysis

F. Tauro, Maurizio Porfiri, S. Grimaldi

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Abstract

In this letter, we describe a novel methodology for fabricating inexpensive environmentally-friendly fluorescent microparticles for quantitative surface flow visualization. Particles are synthesized from natural white beeswax and a highly diluted solution of a nontoxic fluorescent red dye. Bead fluorescence exhibits a long lifetime in adverse conditions, such as exposure to weathering agents, and is enhanced by Ultra Violet radiation. The fluorescent eco-particles are integrated in a particle image velocimetry study of circular hydraulic jump to demonstrate their feasibility in tracing complex surface flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032108
JournalAIP Advances
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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physics
flow visualization
weathering
microparticles
particle image velocimetry
tracing
beads
ultraviolet radiation
hydraulics
dyes
methodology
life (durability)
fluorescence

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Fluorescent eco-particles for surface flow physics analysis. / Tauro, F.; Porfiri, Maurizio; Grimaldi, S.

In: AIP Advances, Vol. 3, No. 3, 032108, 2013.

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