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Symmetry-breaking in drop bouncing on curved surfaces

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The impact of liquid drops on solid surfaces is ubiquitous in nature, and of practical importance in many industrial processes. A drop hitting a flat surface retains a circular symmetry throughout the impact process. Here we show that a drop impinging onEchevaria leaves exhibits asymmetric bouncing dynamics with distinct spreading and retraction along two perpendicular directions. This is a direct consequence of the cylindrical leaves that have a convex/concave architecture of size comparable...

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10.1038/ncomms10034

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Nature
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Nature Communications More from this journal
Volume:
6
Article number:
10034
Publication date:
2015-11-25
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2041-1723
ISSN:
2041-1723
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pubs:580327
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uuid:8a42b31a-3a9c-4bc4-b1fa-57d36735f905
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pubs:580327
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580327
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2015-12-22

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