Fractal structure of bubbston clusters in water and aqueous electrolytic solutions
Bunkin N. F. , Lobeev A. V.
Experiments confirm that clusters of microscopic bubbles (bubbston clusters) arise in a liquid as the result of a coagulation of elementary microbubbles (bubbstons). Their fractal dimension and average radius have been determined for water and for aqueous solutions of electrolytes and coagulants. The fractal properties of the clusters depend on the concentration of the electrolyte. It is shown experimentally that there is a relationship between the threshold for optical breakdown in a liquid and the number density of clusters.