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Fishbone Jet Collision

The collision of two jets of radius 420 μm results in a fishbone-like structure. The fluid contains a dilute polymer mixture whose viscoelastic effects resist the tendency of the droplets to detach from the ligaments. The breakup of the jets into droplets is important for applications in inkjet printing. The photo has been rotated 90-degrees for effect. (Photo credit: Sungjune Jung)

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