Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia
Caption: An oil droplet is pushed by air and squeezed tightly between two repellent surfaces, which form virtual walls on both sides of the oil droplet. The oil droplet can move only along the path defined by the virtual walls.
Credit: Dr. Jae Kwon
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