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Volume 16 Issue 10, October 2021

Volume 16 Issue 10

Furcated droplet motility on crystals

Artistic representation of trifurcated droplet self-propulsion in response to symmetric electric field generated by thermo-piezoelectric coupling. In the absence of any macro-/micro-asymmetry, the intrinsically orientated liquid motion is fueled by cross-scale thermo-piezoelectric coupling, a phenomenon originating in the anisotropy of crystal structure.

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IMAGE: Xin Tang, the University of Hong Kong COVER DESIGN: Bethany Vukomanovic

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