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Binary Droplet

Credit: Xiaodong Chen and Vigor Yang (School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA)
A head-on collision between two water droplets just twice the thickness of a human hair results in this flattened pancake of fluid. Simulating such collisions…Read More »

allows researchers to understand how this sheet of liquid expands and contracts and how droplets splinter off its rim. [Read full story]   Less «
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