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Surface tension problem

  1. Jun 12, 2007 #1
    This is an applied physics problem.

    A droplet of water sits on a horizontal surface. A large horizontal surface descends on the droplet and squashes it. The surface moves upwards; droplet is unsquashed. Further movement causes the drop to stretch towards the moving surface. At some point, the moving surface tears off a small hunk of water and makes it own droplet. The surface energy of the moving surface is 23 dynes/in.

    Is this phenomnon typical? How can I fix this....meaning no water remaining of the moving surface.
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