Droplets Capped With An Elastic Film Can Be Round, Elliptical, )r Nearly Square
We present experiments that show that the partial wetting of droplets capped by taut elastic films is highly tunable. Adjusting the tension allows the contact angle and droplet morphology to be controlled. By exploiting these elastic boundaries, droplets can be made elliptical, with an adjustable aspect ratio, and can even be transformed into a nearly square shape. This system can be used to create tunable liquid lenses and, moreover, presents a unique approach to liquid patterning.