Evaporation of Pinned Sessile Microdroplets of Water: Computer Simulations

  • S. Semenov
  • V. M. StarovEmail author
  • R. G. Rubio
  • M. G. Velarde
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 139)


The aim of present work is to describe results of computer simulations, which show the influence of kinetic effects on evaporation of pinned sessile submicron droplets of water. The suggested model takes into account both diffusive and kinetic regimes of evaporation. The obtained results show a smooth transition between kinetic and diffusive regimes of evaporation as the droplet size decreases from millimetre to micrometer size.


Contact Angle Droplet Size Contact Line Vapour Concentration Marangoni Convection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Semenov
    • 1
  • V. M. Starov
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. G. Rubio
    • 2
  • M. G. Velarde
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Química Física IUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  3. 3.Instituto PluridisciplinarUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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