Head-on collision of droplets has been simulated using the method of molecular dynamics. Recognizing that previous molecular dynamics simulations of this phenomenon have reported only coalescence or shattering outcomes, the results reported show that actually the collision can result in either coalescence or bouncing of the colliding droplets, although bouncing was observed only within a narrow band of state conditions. It was found that the ambient gas plays a significant, though not essential role in effecting bouncing collision.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry