Paris , 2 November 2015
© Sébastien Moulinet
The two explosion mechanisms of a rubber balloon. Top line: opening mechanism of a moderately inflated balloon. A crack propagates across the membrane, finally splitting it into two. Bottom line: a highly tensed balloon bursts into a large number of long shreds. The time interval between each image is 0.3 ms.
Popping balloons : A case study of dynamical fragmentation. S. Moulinet & M. Adda-Bedia, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 184301(2015), 30 october 2015.
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