When a droplet of silica particles suspended in water dries out on a horizontal surface, one can observe an emerging pattern of interconnected stripes of sedimented mass. From experimental observations and numerical simulations we find that the mechanism for the pattern formation is a combination of meniscus shape perturbations caused by pinned particles and a reorganization of the evaporation driven flow.
|Title of host publication||Traffic and Granular Flow 2007|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||7th International Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2007 - Orsay, France|
Duration: 20 Jun 2007 → 22 Jun 2007
|Other||7th International Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2007|
|Period||20/06/07 → 22/06/07|