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Liquid layers on patterned surfaces

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Abstract

We examine numerically the behavior of liquid layers on horizontal patterned surfaces with hydrophobic and hydrophilic stripes. To this aim we use a phase field model as a mathematical tool with the density as the order parameter. The theoretical description is based on the Navier–Stokes equation with extra phase field terms and the continuity equation. The surface heterogeneity is controlled through the boundary conditions for the density field at the liquid–solid interface.

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The article was received on 06 Jun 2008, accepted on 15 Aug 2008 and first published on 18 Sep 2008


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B809523J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2008,4, 2368-2372
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    Liquid layers on patterned surfaces

    R. Borcia, I. D. Borcia and M. Bestehorn, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 2368
    DOI: 10.1039/B809523J

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