Coarsening dynamics of dewetting films

Karl B Glasner, T. P. Witelski

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The modelling of coarsening dynamics of dewetting films using lubrication theory for unstable thin liquid films on solid substrates was discussed. Surface tension and intermolecular interactions with the solid substrate were the dominant physical effects driving the fluid dynamics. The fluid underwent a coarsening process in which droplets moved and exchanged mass on slow time scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number016302
Pages (from-to)163021-1630212
Number of pages1467192
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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