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droplet

[′dräp·lət]
(medicine)
A tiny drop of matter consisting of water, mucus, and bacterial products, released through the nasal passages or expectorated.
(meteorology)
A water droplet in the atmosphere; there is no defined size limit separating droplets from drops of water, but sometimes a maximum diameter of 0.2 millimeter is the limit for droplets.
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This finding could mean that new materials could deliver medication when rubbed on the skin, and to demonstrate this, the researchers incorporated ibuprofen into the droplets.
Moderately turbulent clouds are more likely to contain a random distribution of droplets, so after the discovery of the clustered droplets, Shaw says the team was "excited and skeptical at the same time, when we first saw a signal emerge from the very noisy data.
Now researchers have revealed in the journal Biomolecules that these droplets may form a solid state within human cells when the living cells environment is overcrowded--indicating that cell environment factors may influence and alter the state of these proteins and effect their function in the human body.
In a paper published today in Nature, the team reports that a surface covered in a fine mist of transparent droplets and lit with a single lamp should produce a bright color if each tiny droplet is precisely the same size.
Variation in Surface Charge Characteristics in Presence of Water Droplets
Our test array has 3 x 3 apertures/droplets with a fixed diameter of about 500 [micro]m (related to the common volume of all droplets of 60 nl and the thickness of the cavity of about 250 [micro]m).
Garimella, "Electrical actuation of electrically conducting and insulating droplets using ac and dc voltages," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol.
Figure 3 shows the evaporated patterns of the PTFE droplets deposited on smooth and rough substrates with different roughness.
Sweeping effects can enhance dropwise condensation by accelerating droplet removal (Figure 1c), thus allowing the bare surface to re-nucleate with smaller droplets which have a lower thermal resistance (Tanasawa et al., 1978; Yamali and Merte Jr., 2002; Grooten and van der Geld, 2011).
The measurement of contact angles between solid surfaces and droplets is a procedure performed by researchers to evaluate the cleanability of droplets.
This results in five parameters for each type of rain: MVD and standard deviation of small droplets, MVD and standard deviation of large droplets and mass fraction of small droplets related to total mass.
Being different from the breakup of droplets in traditional sprays, the breakup of droplets in flash boiling sprays is not only determined by the aerodynamic force, but also affected by the bubble growth in the superheated droplet, especially during the secondary breakup of droplets, the effect of bubble growth on droplet breakup is predominant [20].