TitleCapillarity and Wetting Phenomena : Drops, Bubbles, Pearls, Waves
Author(s)de Gennes, Pierre-Gilles;Brochard-Wyart, Francoise;Quere, David
PublicationNew York, NY, Springer New York, 2004.
DescriptionXVI, 292 p : online resource
Abstract NoteAs I glance out my window in the early morning, I can see beads of droplets gracing a spider web. The film of dew that has settled on the threads is unstable and breaks up spontaneously into droplets. This phenomenon has implications for the treatment of textile fibers (the process known as "oiling"), glass, and carbon. It is no less important when applying mascara! I take my morning shower. The moment I step out, I dry off by way of evaporation (which makes me feel cold) and by dewetting (the process by which dry areas form spontaneously and expand on my skin). As I rush into my car under a pelting rain, my attention is caught by small drops stuck on my windshield. I also notice larger drops rolling down and others larger still that, like snails, leave behind them a trail of water. I ask myself what the difference is between these rolling drops and grains of sand tumbling down an incline. I wonder why the smallest drops remain stuck. The answers to such questions do help car manufacturers treat the surface of glass and adjust the tilt of windshields
Keyword(s)1. Classical and Continuum Physics 2. Continuum physics 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Engineering Fluid Dynamics 6. FLUID MECHANICS 7. Materials???Surfaces 8. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 9. Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films 10. THIN FILMS
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