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Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

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Caption: An oil droplet is pushed by air but cannot pass the boundary line of newly developed oil repellent surface. Once air flow stops, the oil droplet retracts backward from the virtually existing barrier.

Credit: Dr. Jae Kwon

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