‘Hydrocarbon vs Ink – Implosion’
The flow visualization is driven by the Marangoni effect – the movement of fluid from lower to higher surface tensions. I was mesmerized by the quickly moving ink; the way that it at first was driven swiftly away from itself, only to gather back together in an outer ring, and later in the video as a sort of nucleus in the middle. I was reminded of galaxies but also retinal patterns as I watched this video. Truly stunning. And I just think the purple is pretty.
This visualization comes from Chemical Bouillon – I couldn’t find their names, but it’s three french guys who have an entire YouTube channel dedicated to “studying the graphic aspect of chemical reactions.”
Second place for me!
I love the ink flow but this also mostly shows how a fluid reacts to another fluid, no?
3rd place. I saw this and was absolutely mesmerized. The ink moves so fast, and as I was watching it reminded me of all the things in your description. It is similar to the unimaginably small and large phenomena in the universe.
Second place. The choice of deep purple ink against a white background is very striking, and the complex chemical reactions between a liquid hydrocarbon and ink that cause this strange behavior is quite fascinating.
second prize. I love the movement of the ink from dark forms on white to dark background with white forms. The transition is beautifully captured!