NSF Awesome Discovery: Droplet Motion Periodic Table

Periodic table of droplet motions

A team led by Paul Steen, the Maxwell M. Upson Professor in Engineering, has created a periodic table of droplet motions, inspired in part by parallels between the symmetries of atomic orbitals, which determine elements’ positions on the classic periodic table, and the energies that determine droplet shapes.

The research was featured as on of the National Science Foundation's "4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn't Hear About This Week."

 

 

Read more about the research and watch an extended video on the Cornell Chronicle website. And visit the Steen Research Group website to learn more about their other research projects.

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