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Creation of prompt and thin-sheet splashing by varying surface roughness or increasing air pressure.
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PMID:  23006177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A liquid drop impacting a solid surface may splash either by emitting a thin liquid sheet that subsequently breaks apart or by promptly ejecting droplets from the advancing liquid-solid contact line. Using high-speed imaging, we show that surface roughness and air pressure influence both mechanisms. Roughness inhibits thin-sheet formation even though it also increases prompt splashing at the advancing contact line. If the air pressure is lowered, droplet ejection is suppressed not only during thin-sheet formation but also for prompt splashing.
Andrzej Latka; Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin; Michelle M Driscoll; Cacey S Stevens; Sidney R Nagel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1079-7114     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  054501     Citation Subset:  IM    
The James Franck Institute and Department of Physics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.
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