Soft and spherical: Researchers study dynamics of drop impact

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:32 in Physics & Chemistry

For the most part, fluid dynamics researchers have focused efforts to understand the details of impacting drops on flat rigid surfaces; the effect of curved, convex or compliant surfaces on the dynamics of impacting drops is still relatively unknown. This is despite its extreme relevance to modern-day applications, such as 3-D ink-jet printing and the delivery of pesticides on leaves.

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