Characteristics of respiratory microdroplet nuclei on common substrates

  title={Characteristics of respiratory microdroplet nuclei on common substrates},
  author={Alexandros Kosmidis-Papadimitriou and Shaojun Qi and Oph{\'e}lie Squillace and Nicole Rosik and Mark Bale and Peter J. Fryer and Zhenyu Jason Zhang},
  journal={Interface Focus},
To evaluate the role of common substrates in the transmission of respiratory viruses, in particular SARS-CoV-2, uniformly distributed microdroplets (approx. 10 µm diameter) of artificial saliva were generated using an advanced inkjet printing technology to replicate the aerosol droplets and subsequently deposited on five substrates, including glass, polytetrafluoroethylene, stainless steel, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and melamine. The droplets were found to evaporate within a short… 
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