|'Coffee stain' with ordering at the edge and disorder further within. |
(Credit: Image courtesy of University of Twente)
-This 'never-before-witnessed' effect is science you could have done at home with a high school microscope and by using your noodle.
-This looks like the structured particle behaviour at water boundaries that was observed by Dr. Walter Pollack. His water is not liquid lecture changed my thinking. Key term: "colloidal suspension". At the margins, water behaves like a liquid crystal within a thousands-of-ions distance from the edge.