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Spread the word about nanofluids

Liquid spreads and wets a surface, but wetting behaviour changes if the liquid contains nanoparticles. New experiments point to an explanation and a way to create effective detergents for cleaning oil from a surface.

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Chaudhury, M. Spread the word about nanofluids. Nature 423, 131–132 (2003).

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