© 2002

Capillary Surfaces

  • Dieter Langbein
  • Up-to-date overview

  • First review on the subject

  • With a forword by astronaut Ulf Merbold


Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 178)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Dieter Langbein
    Pages 1-20
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    Pages 21-39
  4. Dieter Langbein
    Pages 41-65
  5. Dieter Langbein
    Pages 67-88
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    Pages 119-147
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  11. Dieter Langbein
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  12. Dieter Langbein
    Pages 287-322
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


This book is devoted to interfaces between two fluids, that is, between a liquid and a gas (such as water and air) or between two liquids (such as water and oil). The main motivation for the book is twenty years of experimentation in the microgravity environment of space, and the associated theory. This unique environment has made possible numerous qualitative and quantitative observations of effects that are masked by gravity on earth. Large liquid surfaces have been created and their stability and dynamics have been studied. The experimental insights gained have, in turn, strongly stimulated further theoretical and mathematical investigations. Advancing and receding contact angles, wetting barriers, pinning of contact lines, oscillations of capillary surfaces and fluid sloshing are also discussed.


Helium-Atom-Streuung capillary surfaces dynamics fluid dynamics microgravity stability surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Dieter Langbein
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität BremenBremenGermany

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