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The transport processes that occur at small length scales are greatly influenced by interfacial and intermolecular forces. Surface roughness at the nanoscale generates additional intermolecular interactions that arise due to the increased surface area. In this work, we have experimentally studied...
We consider free surface instabilities of films flowing on inverted substrates within the framework of lubrication approximation. We allow for the presence of fronts and related contact lines and explore the role which they play in instability development. It is found that a contact line, modeled...