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    • Capillary-Inertial Colloidal Catapult Powered by Surface Energy 

      Chavez, Roger Leroy (2014)
      When two liquid drops coalesce on a colloidal particle, the particle and merged drop may jump away from the surface in which it is located. This jumping mechanism has been viewed in many fungal spores. The powering mechanism ...
    • Coalescence-Induced Droplet Removal from Hydrophobic MicroFibers 

      Zhang, Kungang (2014)
      Fiber-based coalescers are widely used to accumulate droplets from aerosols and emulsions, where the accumulated droplets are typically removed by gravity or shear. This thesis investigate self-propelled removal of droplets ...