Conclusions and Outlook

  • Ralf BlosseyEmail author
Part of the Theoretical and Mathematical Physics book series (TMP)


The final Chap. 6 sums up the results of the book and presents an Outlook on various new directions for which the concepts developed in the book provide a basis. Examples that are addressed concern the presence of evaporation, films on finite or structured surfaces, metallic films, external fields on the films, but also polar gels which are model systems for the dynamics of cells on surfaces.


Polymer Film Contact Line Metallic Film Hydrodynamic Theory Evaporation Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS USR 3078Institut de Recherche InterdisciplinaireVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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