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Directed transfer of liquid metal droplets between electrodes

Electric fields offer an easy means to manipulate liquid metal droplets. Now, directed droplet transfer between immersed electrodes is achieved in an alkaline electrolyte without electrical short circuit.

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Fig. 1: Electric-field-mediated liquid metal droplet transfer.


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Mutschke, G., Weier, T. Directed transfer of liquid metal droplets between electrodes. Nat Chem Eng 1, 275–276 (2024).

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