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An optical trampoline

A neat study shows that a sheet of laser light can be used to reflect light-absorbing liquid droplets and manipulate their trajectories. This observation may open up new ways of controlling and studying aerosols.

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Figure 1: Bouncing droplets.


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McGloin, D. An optical trampoline. Nature 492, 51–52 (2012).

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