Kedar Joshi

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Convective deposition is widely used to deposit a highly ordered and uniform layer of monosized particles from solution by drawing the particles into an advancing thin film that uses capillary forces to define their local orientation. This process is often plagued by the formation of streaks, the regions where particles accumulate due to a local flux(More)
Particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions play a crucial role in capillary driven convective self-assembly for continuous deposition of particles. This systematic study demonstrates the nontrivial effects of varying surface charge and ionic strength of monosized silica microspheres in water on the quality of the deposited monolayer. Increase in(More)
Locomotion at low Reynolds numbers is a topic of growing interest, spurred by its various engineering and medical applications. This paper presents a novel prototype and locomotion algorithm for the 3-link planar Purcell’s swimmer. The kinematic model of the prototype swimmer is a driftless control-affine system based on Cox theory. Using the existing(More)
The reproductive biology of Secutor insidiator (N=1546) was studied from samples collected along Kerala during October 1998-December 1999. A separate scale of five stages of maturity has been developed. Analysis of data on the ova of different stages of maturation in different length groups and months showed that spawning takes place in batches regularly at(More)
Convective deposition is a scalable method for directing colloidal self-assembly. Ordered layers of deposited particles have numerous applications as advanced materials for optical devices and membranes. Over the past 20years, a simple mass balance derived by Dimitrov and Nagayama has been widely used for relating film thickness to deposition velocity,(More)
Rapid convective deposition is used to assemble nanoparticle coatings from suspension, with controllable thickness. Varying film thickness generates stress-induced linear cracks with highly monodisperse spacing. Film thickness is controlled through mechanical means, suspension volume fraction, and the use of applied thermal gradients. These cracks extend in(More)
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