The European Physical Journal E

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 3–6 | Cite as

Super lattice formation of an array of volatile wetting droplets

  • R. Burghaus


For an ordered array of critical volatile wetting droplets the formation of a super lattice by an Ostwald-ripening-like competition process is considered. The underlying diffusion problem is treated within a quasistatic approximation and to first order in the inverse droplets distance. The approach is rather general but a square lattice and a triangular lattice are studied explicitly. Dispersion relations for the super lattice growth of these arrays are calculated.

PACS. 47.54.+r Pattern selection; pattern formation - 47.55.Dz Drops and bubbles - 68.45.Gd Wetting 


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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Burghaus
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik IV, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Universitätsstr. 1, D-40225 Düsseldorf, GermanyDE

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