We have studied the combined effects of
vertical and horizontal vibrations which can lead to
displacement of droplets.
We focused on the motion of a drop lying on a vibrated plate simultaneously submitted to horizontal and vertical harmonic vibrations. The two driving vibrations are adjusted to the same frequency, but according to their relative amplitude and phase difference ?? the drop experiences a controlled directed motion with a tunable velocity. We present a simple model enlightening the underlying mechanism leading to a net motion of a drop. The particular case ?? = ? corresponds to the climbing of a drop on a vertically vibrated inclined substrate as recently observed by Brunet et al. Our study gives insights in the fundamental study of wetting dynamics and offers new possibilities of controlled motion in droplet microfluidics application.
When a water jet impinges upon a solid surface it produces a
hydraulic jump that everyone can observe in the sink of its
is characterized by a thin liquid sheet bounded by a circular
the surface due to capillary and gravitational forces. In this
phenomenon, the impact induces a geometrical transition, from
cylindrical one of the jet to the bi-dimensional one of the
true jet rebound on a solid surface, for which the cylindrical
is preserved, has never been yet observed. We have
demonstrated that a water jet can impact a solid surface
destabilized. Depending on the incident angle of the impinging
velocity and the degree of hydrophobicity of the substrate,
can: i) bounce on the surface with a fixed reflected angle,
ii) land on
it and give rise to a supported jet or iii) be destabilized,
drops. Capillary forces are predominant at the sub-millimetric
scale considered in this work, along with the hydrophobic
nature of the
substrat to explain why such capillary hydraulic jump gives
this unexpected jet rebound phenomenon.
studied the effect of vertical vibrations of sessile drops
puddle (frequency fe). Above a first threshold in amplitude,
the depinning of the line and the radius of the puddle
oscillates. Above a second threshold, we observe an
instability of the
contour at frequency fe/2, parametrically excited by the
the drop radius. See my Ph.D thesis
for more details.
have studied the fast dewetting of a water film floating
on a non
miscible liquid substrate, denser and non miscible. We
the dewetting velocity V versus the film thickness e. When
V is larger
than the velocity of surface waves, we observe a cascade
propagating ahead or behind the rim collecting the water.
See my Ph.D thesis for more