Dynamics of Drying and Film-Thinning

  • P. G. de Gennes
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 21)

Abstract

The spreading of non-volatile liquids on ideal, wettable, solid surfaces is relatively well understood1. Here we transpose the same theoretical ideas to two problems where a metastable liquid film tends to thin out.

Keywords

Entropy Surfactant Helium Olid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. de Gennes
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  1. 1.Collège de FranceParis Cedex 05France

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