Phase boundary dynamics of bubble flow in a thick liquid metal layer under an applied magnetic field

We investigate argon bubble flow in liquid gallium within a container large enough to avoid wall effects. Flow with and without applied horizontal magnetic field is studied. We demonstrate the successful capture and quantification of the effects of applied magnetic field using dynamic neutron radiography and the previously developed and validated robust image processing pipeline, supported by the in silico reproduction of our experiment. Significant reduction of the amplitude of bubble tilt angle variations due to applied horizontal magnetic field is successfully resolved through a 30 mm thick liquid metal layer. Our results clearly show the potential of expanding the range of gas/liquid metal systems that can be studied using downscaled though representative experimental setups.