Networks of Droplets Induced by Coalescence: Application to Cell Sorting

  • D. A. Beysens
  • G. Forgacs
  • J. A. Glazier
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Part of the Centre de Physique des Houches book series (LHWINTER, volume 10)


A common goal in physical, chemical and life sciences is to understand the connection between the growth and the morphology of developing patterns. A general process is fusion or coalescence of interacting domains, especially in mixtures of immiscible liquids or tissues, where the coalescence of two drops or clusters is the basic phenomenon which governs the morphology and the kinetics of developing patterns (Steinberg, 1963).


Surface Tension Interfacial Tension Capillary Wave Adhesion Energy Embryonic Chick 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Beysens
    • 1
  • G. Forgacs
    • 2
  • J. A. Glazier
    • 3
  1. 1.Département de Recherche Fondamentale sur la Matière CondenséeCEA GrenobleGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Department of Physics and BiologyClarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Notre-DameNotre-DameUSA

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