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Title: Dynamic unbinding transitions and deposition patterns in dragged meniscus problems
Authors: Galvagno, M
Tseluiko, D
Thiele, U
4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014)
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Brunel University London
Citation: 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference, University College London, UK, 7-10 September 2014, Editors CS König, TG Karayiannis and S. Balabani
Series/Report no.: ID 235
Abstract: We sketch main results of our recent work on the transfer of a thin liquid film onto a flat plate that is extracted from a bath of pure non-volatile liquid. Employing a long-wave hydrodynamic model, that incorporates wettability via a Derjaguin (disjoining) pressure, we analyse steady-state meniscus profiles as the plate velocity is changed. We identify four qualitatively different dynamic transitions between microscopic and macroscopic coatings that are out-of-equilibrium equivalents of equilibrium unbinding transitions. The conclusion briefly discusses how the gradient dynamics formulation of the problem allows one to systematically extend the employed one-component model into thermodynamically consistent two-component models as used to describe, e.g., the formation of line patterns during the Langmuir-Blodgett transfer of a surfactant layer.
Description: This paper was presented at the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), which was held at University College, London, UK. The conference was organised by Brunel University and supported by the Italian Union of Thermofluiddynamics, IPEM, the Process Intensification Network, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Heat Transfer Society, HEXAG - the Heat Exchange Action Group, and the Energy Institute, ASME Press, LCN London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL University College London, UCL Engineering, the International NanoScience Community,
ISBN: 978-1-908549-16-7
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