Dr. Nosonovsky’s article featured as a cover image at Entropy

Viruses do not maintain homeostasis and depend on the environment. They prefer aqueous environments because the information life-cycle of a virus is dominated by entropic hydrophobic forces that are needed for self-assembly. This makes viruses similar to macroscale objects, such as liquid marbles, and enables their study using novel droplet cluster technology.

E Bormashenko, AA Fedorets, LA Dombrovsky, M Nosonovsky* (2021) “Survival of Virus Particles in Water Droplets: Hydrophobic Forces and Landauer’s Principle” Entropy 23 (2), 181