Our project “Theoretically based methods for generating and monitoring levitating droplet clusters and biochemical experiments in microreactor droplets” (19-19-00076), PI: Dr. A. Fedorets (University of Tyumen, Russia), coPIs: Drs. M. Nosonovsky (UWM), L. A. Dombrovsky (Moscow, RAS), E. Bormashenko (Ariel University, Israel), is supported by the Russian Sciences Foundation for 2019/2021.
The amount is approximately $100k per year, the work is performed at University of Tyumen. The collaboration is consulting as approved in compliance with UWM P&P 5.30(1).
A small cluster and its simulation:
N. E. Aktaev, A. A. Fedorets , E. Bormashenko, and M. Nosonovsky “Langevin Approach to Modeling of Small Levitating Ordered Droplet Clusters” J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2018, 9 (14), pp 3834–3838 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01693
Micro-reactors: first time in literature observation of a droplet cluster with a non-volatile water-soluble yellow dye injected into several droplets
First ever in literature observation of microorganisms encapsulated into a droplet cluster. Chlorella vulgaris Beijer, chlorophyll fluorescence colored with LIVE/DEAD BacLight Bacterial Viability Kit
Alexander A. Fedorets, Edward Bormashenko, Leonid A. Dombrovsky, and Michael Nosonovsky “Droplet clusters: nature-inspired biological reactors and aerosols” Phil. Trans. R. Soc A (2019) Vol. 377, issue 2150, 20190121, DOI 10.1098/rsta.2019.0121.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London is the oldest scientific journal in the world where Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Stephen Hawking, and many other distinguished scientists have published their work.
Please see also the presentation “PHYSICS OF SELF-ASSEMBLED LEVITATING CLUSTERS OF WATER DROPLETS” at THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NATURE INSPIRED SURFACE ENGINEERING (NISE-2019), Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, June 12-14 (delivered by Dr. E. Bormashenko).