Preprints

Impact of a viscous liquid drop R. D. Schroll, Christophe Josserand, Stephane Zaleski &Wendy W. Zhang, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. pdf (arXiv: 0904.0483v1)

 

Asymmetric bubble disconnection: persistent vibration evolves into smooth contact K. S. Turitsyn, L. Lai & W. W. Zhang, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. pdf (arXiv: 0902.0393v1)

 

In press

Selective withdrawal in liquids of uneven viscosities F. Blanchette & W. W. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. pdf

 

Memory-encoding vibrations in a disconnecting air bubble L. E. Schmidt, N. C. Keim, W. W. Zhang and S. R. Nagel Nature Phys. (full text requires subscription).

 

Publications

Laser microfluidics: fluid actuation by light J. P. Delville, M. R. de Saint Vincent, R. D. Schroll, H. Chraibi, B. Issenmann, R. Wunenburger, D. Lasseux, W. W. Zhang & E. Brasselet J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11 034015 (2009).

Liquid interfaces in viscous straining flows: numerical studies of the selective withdrawal transition M. Kleine Berkenbusch, I. Cohen & W. W. Zhang, J. Fluid Mech., 613 171-203 (2008).  Cover image.

Bridging dielectric by light: a ray optics approach R. D. Schroll, E. Brasselet, W. W. Zhang, J. P. Delville, Eur. Phys. J. E--Soft Matter, 26 405-409 (2008).

 

Viscous withdrawal of miscible liquid layers L. E. Schmidt and W. W. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 100 044502 (2008).

 

Liquid Transport Due to Light Scattering R. D. Schroll, R. Wunenburger, A. Casner, W. W.Zhang, & J. P. Delville, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98 133601 (2007).

 

Breakup of Air Bubbles in Water: Memory and Breakdown of Cylindrical Symmetry

N. C. Keim, P. Moller, W. W. Zhang & S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett., 97 144503 (2006).

Reply on Drop Splashing on a Dry Smooth Surface L. Xu, W. W. Zhang & S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett., 96 179402 (2006).

Balance of actively generated contractile and resistive forces controls cytokinesis dynamics W. W. Zhang & D. N. Robinson, PNAS 102 7186-7191  (2005).

Drop Splashing on a Dry Smooth Surface L. Xu, W. W. Zhang & S. R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 184505 (2005).

Viscous Entrainment from a Nozzle: Singular Liquid Spouts W. W. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 184501 (2004).

Persistence of Memory in Drop Breakup: The Breakdown of Universality
P. Doshi, I. Cohen, W. W. Zhang, P. Howell, M. Siegel, O. A. Basaran, & S. R. Nagel, Science
, 302 1185-1188 (2003).
Direct link to the abstract and the full text with images from Science
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Shake-Gels: Shear-induced gelation of laponite-PEO mixtures.
J. Zebrowski, V. Prasad, W. W. Zhang, L. M. Walker & D. A. Weitz, Colloid & Surface Sci. A
213 189-197 (2003).

Pressure-driven laminar flow in tangential microchannels: an elastomeric microfluidic switch.
R. F. Ismagilov, D. Rosmarin, P.J.A.Kenis, W. W. Zhang, H. A. Stone, & G. M. Whitesides, Anal. Chem.
73 4682-4687 (2001).

Similarity solutions for capillary pinch-off in fluids of differing viscosity.
W. W. Zhang & J. R. Lister, Phys. Rev. Lett.
83 1151-1154 (1999).

Similarity solutions for film rupture on a plate.
W. W. Zhang & J. R. Lister, Phys. Fluids
11 2454-2462 (1999).

Oscillatory motions of circular disks and near-spheres in viscous flow.
W. W. Zhang & H. A. Stone, J. Fluid Mech.
367 329-358 (1998).

Mass transfer at a microelectrode in channel flow.
W. W. Zhang, H. A. Stone & J. D. Sherwood, J. Phys. Chem.
100 9462-9464 (1996).

Last modified: March 2009