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Splashing of impacting drops

  title={Splashing of impacting drops},
  author={Thijs de Goede and Karla G. de Bruin and Daniel Bonn},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
We investigate the impact velocity beyond which the ejection of smaller droplets from the main droplet (splashing) occurs for droplets impacting a smooth surface. We examine its dependence on the surface wetting properties and droplet surface tension. We show that the splashing velocity is independent of the wetting properties of the surface, but increases roughly linearly with increasing surface tension of the liquid. A preexisting splashing model is considered that predicts the splashing… 

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