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Gradient dynamics formulations of thin film equations

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U Thiele Loughborough University
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 - 10:15 to 11:00
INI Seminar Room 1
The course starts with a brief review of a number of experiments on dewetting and evaporating thin films/drops of simple and complex liquids. Then the concept of a gradient dynamics description of the evolution of interface-dominated films and drops on solid substrates is introduced starting with the case of a single layer of simple non-volatile liquid, and advancing towards the formulation for films of mixtures.

The second part of the course uses the obtained models to investigate depinning transitions and deposition patterns in a number of different settings that can all be described by the introduced evolution equations.

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