70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 19, 2017 — November 21, 2017)


  • Stéphane Dorbolo, FNRS-GRASP Université de Liège
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/APS.DFD.2017.GFM.V0017


The splash of a droplet on a bath can be considered as THE classical high-speed movie. This aesthetic action movie is used and re-used in numerous commercials concerning liquids. From the physics point of view, the description of the splash is still very challenging. In this movie, Super Glue droplets are observed while splashing on a bath of water. Super Glue is made of cyanoacrylate. This chemical product reacts quickly with water to form a solid polymer. How does a Super Glue droplet behave during such a fast event such as a splash? That is the question.


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