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Coupling the large and the small

Solid objects generally produce a splash upon entering water. Surprisingly, a small change in the surface chemistry of an object can turn a big splash into an inconspicuous disappearance and vice versa.

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Figure 1: From no splash to a large splash.
Figure 2: Wonky splash.


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Eggers, J. Coupling the large and the small. Nature Phys 3, 145–146 (2007).

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