Water Droplet Avalanches
First study of fluid droplets avalanche dynamics: deposition, growth,
coalescence, and avalanching (e.g., rain on a window pane). Obtained
evidence of avalanche scaling in water droplets, and continuously moved away
from this regime (to a response with no scaling, i.e., with characteristic
More information in:
B. Plourde, F. Nori, and M. Bretz,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2749 (1993).
Work featured in:
Science News 144, 261 (1993); and in
Physics World 6 , 42 (Dec. 93).
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