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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
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Figure 2 shows the variation in corona discharge inception voltage initiated due to 0.1 N N[H.sub.4]Cl water droplet of different conductivity on gamma irradiated specimen.
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This polarity affects the water bonding force on the droplet surface, because a higher polarity will increase the water bonding force (as shown in Figure 2).
The first droplet to depart for each test condition is shown in Figure 5.
A conductive droplet (like ionic water), which is separated from an electrode by a dielectric layer, keeps an equilibrium contact angle [[theta].sub.0] on the surface (see Figure 1(a)).
According to (1) the application of a voltage leads to a reduction in surface energy/tension, [[gamma].sub.l,diel] [right arrow] [[gamma].sup.eff.sub.l,diel], and thus to a decrease in the contact angle and an increase in the radius of curvature (i.e., a decrease in surface bending) of the droplet. If the latter, for example, were employed as a tunable planoconvex lens, its focal length could be increased this way.
Despite progress being made in regulating the coffee-ring effect and crack formation during droplet evaporation, the methods used often change the nature of the droplet itself, for example, by introducing polymers, inorganic particles, or changing the particle shape, which is unfavorable for producing a high-purity vapor-deposited film.