Breaking a liquid bridge by using retraction

15 Jun 2021

The conventional method of breaking liquid bridges uses retraction. When the nozzle (or plate) is lifted, the liquid bridge extends and breaks. This can form capillary tails and satellite droplets. Researchers in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit are studying cleaner methods of breaking liquid bridges, and have reported their results in a PNAS study.

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