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Researchers break a theoretical time barrier on bouncing droplets
November 20, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Those who study hydrophobic materials--water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created in the laboratory--are familiar with a theoretical limit on the time it takes for a water droplet to bounce away from such a surface. But Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have now found a way to burst through that perceived barrier, reducing the contact time by at least 40 percent.Full Story
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