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Title: Patterned coating by suspensions

Description: We examine the Landau-Levich flow of a suspension of neutrally buoyant particles within a rotating glass cylinder. This differs from previously investigated systems in that we deal with macroscopic particles which immediately exceed the thickness of the deposited liquid film. Thus, the presence of particles on the liquid-coated wall creates excess surface area, leading to a capillary attraction between particles. In turn, this capillary attraction induces phase separation of the suspension coating into regions of either dense particle clustering or clear liquid. (2010 APS DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion entry)

Credits: Justin C. T. Kao and A. E. Hosoi


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Contributed By: Justin C. T. Kao

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