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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 794630, 8 pages
Research Article

Numerical Modeling of the Photothermal Processing for Bubble Forming around Nanowire in a Liquid

Group for Automatic Mesh Generation and Advanced Methods, Gamma3 (UTT-INRIA), University of Technology of Troyes, 12 rue Marie Curie, CS 42060, 10004 Troyes Cedex, France

Received 2 January 2014; Accepted 4 March 2014; Published 24 March 2014

Academic Editors: D. Baleanu and H. Jafari

Copyright © 2014 Anis Chaari et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An accurate computation of the temperature is an important factor in determining the shape of a bubble around a nanowire immersed in a liquid. The study of the physical phenomenon consists in solving a photothermic coupled problem between light and nanowire. The numerical multiphysic model is used to study the variations of the temperature and the shape of the created bubble by illumination of the nanowire. The optimization process, including an adaptive remeshing scheme, is used to solve the problem through a finite element method. The study of the shape evolution of the bubble is made taking into account the physical and geometrical parameters of the nanowire. The relation between the sizes and shapes of the bubble and nanowire is deduced.