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Grabbing water

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Abstract

We introduce a novel technique for grabbing water with a flexible solid. This new passive pipetting mechanism was inspired by floating flowers and relies purely on the coupling of the elasticity of thin plates and the hydrodynamic forces at the liquid interface. Developing a theoretical model has enabled us to design petal-shaped objects with maximum grabbing capacity.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2010, accepted on 06 Oct 2010 and first published on 14 Oct 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00895H
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5705-5708
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    Grabbing water

    P. M. Reis, J. Hure, S. Jung, J. W. M. Bush and C. Clanet, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5705
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00895H

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