Segregation in desiccated sessile drops of biological fluids
Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev St., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia
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Published online: 13 April 2007
It is shown here that concurrence between advection and diffusion in a drying sessile drop of a biological fluid can produce spatial redistribution of albumen and salt. The result gives an explanation for the patterns observed in the dried drops of the biological fluids.
PACS: 47.57.-s Complex fluids and colloidal systems – / 47.55.nb Capillary and thermocapillary flows – / 66.10.Cb Diffusion and thermal diffusion –
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