Most metallic and ceramic splats exhibit temperature-dependent behavior when they strike a metal substrate and assume a shape that suggests temperature-dependent wetting properties. In this study, the authors investigate the relationship between high-temperature oxidation, substrate morphology, and the flattening behavior of free-falling droplets. Substrate surfaces are examined by means of atomic force microscopy, which shows that changes in morphology of just a few nanometers can have an effect on flattening behavior. Paper includes a German-language abstract.

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