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Universality of breath figures on two-dimensional surfaces: an experimental study

  title={Universality of breath figures on two-dimensional surfaces: an experimental study},
  author={Laura Stricker and Fabio Grillo and Emilio M{\'a}rquez and Guido Panzarasa and Katrina Smith-Mannschott and J{\"u}rgen Vollmer},
Droplet condensation on surfaces produces patterns, called breath figures. Their evolution into self-similar structures is a classical example of self-organization with many technological applications. The scaling theory of breath figures is still lacking thorough experimental testing, and it has recently been challenged by numerical work. Here, we follow the droplet-size distribution and surface coverage on substrates with vastly different chemical properties, stiffness, and condensation rates… 

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