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Research Article

Cutting a Drop of Water Pinned by Wire Loops Using a Superhydrophobic Surface and Knife

  • Ryan Yanashima,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Antonio A. García mail,

    tony.garcia@asu.edu

    Affiliation: School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • James Aldridge,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Noah Weiss,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Mark A. Hayes,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • James H. Andrews

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: September 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045893

About the Authors

Ryan Yanashima, Noah Weiss, Mark A. Hayes
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
Antonio A. García
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
James Aldridge, James H. Andrews
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tony.garcia@asu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RY AAG JA NW MAH JHA. Performed the experiments: RY JA JHA. Analyzed the data: RY AAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RY AAG NW. Wrote the paper: RY AAG MAH. Developed the concepts behind the data analysis by designing and conducting preliminary experiments on drop slicing: AAG JA JHA. Fabrication of zinc and copper blades and data collection for primary experiments and video analysis: RY. Mathematical formulations: RY AAG MAH. Initial inspiration for idea from previous related works: AAG NW MAH. Provided materials to JA and JHA for preliminary experiments: NW MAH. Provided Teflon slides to RY for primary experiments: AAG. Original idea before preliminary experiments: AAG NW MH.