Dynamics of water droplets on a window pane

I. Jánosi, Viktor K. Horvath

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Abstract

We performed experiments and computer simulations in order to investigate whether the rain drops on a window pane are in a self-organized critical state, as proposed by Bak, Tang, and Wiesenfeld [Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 381 (1987); Phys. Rev. A 38, 364 (1988); J. Stat. Phys. 51, 797 (1988)]; and Tang and Bak [Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 2347 (1988)]. In contrast to the expected behavior, we found that the coverage fluctuations exhibit an f-2 power spectrum, and the characteristic distribution functions of the elementary events have no power-law dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5232-5237
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Jánosi, I. ; Horvath, Viktor K. / Dynamics of water droplets on a window pane. In: Physical Review A. 1989 ; Vol. 40, No. 9. pp. 5232-5237.
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