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In a recent paper, Dr. Julien Petit and Dr. Elmar Bonaccurso (Experimental Interface Physics) investigate the delay of ice formation on soft polymeric surfaces. When freezing starts, the frost front propagates in a chain reaction from frozen to supercooled condensed water droplets. go
Up-to-date knowledge on the physics of drops and sprays – to be held May 19-22, 2015
After the great success of the First LIDESP Advanced Course in May 2014, the second edition will be held again at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Center of Smart Interfaces from 19th to 22nd May 2015, in collaboration with the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 75 – Droplet Dynamics under Extreme Ambient Conditions. go
Five notable experiments chosen by ESA’s parabolic flight campaign manager
The world’s largest aircraft for weightless research, the ‘Zero-G’ Airbus A300, took its last trip for ESA recently. In its 17 years of service, the aircraft has hosted about 450 ESA experiments during 3500 parabolas totalling 20 hours of weightlessness. To commemorate the aircraft’s retirement, ESA’s parabolic flight campaign manager Vladimir Pletser chose five notable experiments performed in varying levels of gravity. weiter
The following CSI publications are published CSI Papers of the Month September 2014. Congratulations to the authors. go
Accident Scenario based on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamic Models
The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami occurred on March 11th, 2011 caused the accident of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. In a guest lecture at TU Darmstadt Prof. Shigenao Maruyama will investigate the facts and causes of the accident based on the data known to date and the results of several analyses.
Expertise and state-of-the-art in a compact course format
On February 23-26, 2015 a short course on Atomization and Sprays is to be held at the Center of Smart Interfaces. The course has the aim to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc. go
„Fluid Dynamic Investigations Pertinent to the CANDU Nuclear Industry“
Talk by Dr. Markus Piro (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)
Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:15 a.m.
L2|06 room 100/101
“Substrate Curvature Gradient Drives Rapid Droplet Motion”
Talk by Dr. Cunjing Lu (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
L2|06 room 100
The following CSI publications are published CSI Papers of the Month August 2014. Congratulations to the authors. go