Liquid bridges in chemically structured slit pores

A Valencia, Martin Brinkmann, R Lipowsky

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Wetting phenomena are theoretically studied for a slit pore or slab geometry between two structured surfaces which contain stripes of lyophilic surface domains. Two different approaches are used and compared:  Monte Carlo simulations of lattice gas models and minimization methods applied to effective interface models. Both types of calculations show that the wetting liquid often attains anvil-like bridges which are not translationally invariant parallel to the surface stripes. As a control parameter such as the liquid volume or the surface separation is changed, these bridges undergo morphological wetting transitions to symmetric or asymmetric channel states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3390-3399
Issue number11
Early online date3 May 2001
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes


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