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June 2nd, 2010

Water Drops Create Impact Craters at the Nanoscale

Abstract:


The behavior of water is notoriously difficult to predict, but within such research lies the secret to understanding life on other planets, and even in the Earth-based fossil record. Japanese investigators at the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, led by expert Hiroaki Katsuragi, have been conducting studies into how water drops behave when hitting specific surfaces, in order to clear up this mystery. Throughout their research, the experts allowed drops of various sizes to fall onto targets made of certain materials, and then looked at the impact crater, and at the phenomena that took place as the impact occurred.

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