Deformed liquid marbles: Freezing drop oscillations with powders

In this work we show that when a liquid drop impacts onto a fine-grained hydrophobic powder, the final form of the drop can be very different from the spherical form with which it impacts. In all cases, the drop rebounds due to the hydrophobic nature of the powder. However, we find that above a critical impact speed, the drop undergoes a permanent deformation to a highly non-spherical shape with a near-complete coverage of powder, which then freezes the drop oscillations during rebound. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Marston, J. O., Zhu, Y., Vakarelski, I. U., & Thoroddsen, S. T. (2012). Deformed liquid marbles: Freezing drop oscillations with powders. Powder Technology, 228, 424–428. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2012.06.003

This work was partially supported by an Academic Excellence Alliance grant (7000000028) awarded by the KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds.

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