Nature Physics publication on wettability-independent bouncing

Nature Physics publication. Congratulations!!! Jolet de Ruiter’s work on “Wettability-independent bouncing on flat surfaces mediated by thin air films” was published on November 10 in Nature Physics. In this work, she demonstrates that drops of liquids with arbitrary surface tension can bounce on arbitrary surfaces, even completely wetting ones. Provided that the impact speed is not too high, a thin air layer that cannot get squeezed out fast enough during the impact process provides an air cushion, on which the drop can bounce. For water drops up to 15 bounces were observed on clean glass surfaces. The complete manuscript can be found here.