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Gravity-free hydraulic jumps and metal femtoliter cups
, Dasgupta R., Selvi N.R., John N.S., Kulkarni G.U.,
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Volume: 98
Issue: 16
Hydraulic jumps created by gravity are seen everyday in the kitchen sink. We show that at small scales a circular hydraulic jump can be created in the absence of gravity by surface tension. The theory is motivated by our experimental finding of a height discontinuity in spreading submicron molten metal droplets created by pulsed-laser ablation. By careful control of initial conditions, this leads to solid femtoliter cups of gold, silver, copper, niobium, and tin. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
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