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Contact: Brielle Day
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Optical Society of America

Silica Nanoparticles

Caption: Figure (a) shows a roughly circular water droplet containing silica nanoparticles resting on an untreated glass surface. Figure (c) demonstrates how a UV laser can alter the surface texture, allowing the droplet to preferentially flow over the more wettable section, changing the shape of the droplet.

Credit: Credit: Optical Materials Express.

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