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Scientific Summary - Christian Doppler Laboratory

Scientific Summary

The scientific goal of the CDLCME is a fundamental investigation of mechanical micro-erosion of a solid surface by the action of a liquid. Micro-erosion comprises purely mechanical liquid-solid interactions with surface changing properties, ranging from cleaning to damage.

A particular focus is put on approaches and techniques that use acoustically cavitating liquids and the interaction of cavitation bubbles with surfaces. Furthermore, the CDLME is studying the impact of liquid jets and droplets on solid surfaces.

Results of these studies will be applicable for a controlled treatment of solid surfaces and solid structures down to the nanometer scale with liquids, as well as for hydrodynamic, acoustic, medical, and chemical applications involving cavitation and cavitation damage.