MTL News Archives for 2013

That's the way the droplets adhere

February 21, 2013

New technique developed by MIT researchers provides first direct views of how drops and bubbles adhere to surfaces -- and how they let go.


An illustration of the setup that MIT researchers used to image the tiny 'necks' that form where a droplet contacts a surface. The image at the bottom shows the base of an actual water droplet moving across the surface and was taken using a special scanning electron microscope. Image courtesy of Kripa Varanasi and Adam Paxson.

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