Behavior of noncoalescing and nonwetting drops in stable and marginally stable states

Behavior of noncoalescing and nonwetting drops in stable and marginally stable states Experiments have demonstrated the possibility of suppressing the coalescence of two bodies of the same liquid or the wetting of a solid by a normally wetting liquid using thermocapillary convection to drive thin films of lubricating, surrounding gas. Several aspects regarding coalescence, wetting and their suppression are discussed here, such as: i) the minimum gas pressure necessary to sustain noncoalescence under a given applied load, ii) the load capable of being supported by the film for a given relative displacement of the two surfaces, and iii) interstitial film evolution following rupture due to an excessive load. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Behavior of noncoalescing and nonwetting drops in stable and marginally stable states

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Engineering
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-003-0723-9
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Abstract

Experiments have demonstrated the possibility of suppressing the coalescence of two bodies of the same liquid or the wetting of a solid by a normally wetting liquid using thermocapillary convection to drive thin films of lubricating, surrounding gas. Several aspects regarding coalescence, wetting and their suppression are discussed here, such as: i) the minimum gas pressure necessary to sustain noncoalescence under a given applied load, ii) the load capable of being supported by the film for a given relative displacement of the two surfaces, and iii) interstitial film evolution following rupture due to an excessive load.

Journal

Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 14, 2003

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