01/04/2022 – A. Bussonière – Acoustic signature of a bursting soap bubble

Séminaire régulier IUSTI – 1er avril 2022 – 11h salle 250

Acoustic signature of a bursting soap bubble

Adrien Bussonière – MSC, Paris

Many familiar events feature a distinctive sound : paper crumpling or tearing, squeaking doors, rain drumming on the ground or the characteristic bubbling sound of boiling water. Though hardly noticeable in our daily environment, these common place sounds carry a profusion of informations about the fleeting physical processes at the root of acoustic emission. In this talk we investigate the popping sound emitted by a bursting soap bubble seen as a paradigm of violently evolving liquid interfaces ; by making use of acoustic antennae and high speed cameras and taking advantage of aeroacoustics conceptual framework, we reveal how the forces due to capillarity, thin film flow and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of surfactants shape the acoustic signature of bursting bubbles. This study provides new informations on the forces exerted by interfaces, paving the way for a complement tool to study violent events