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Capillary emptying and short-range wetting.

Abstract:

We consider a liquid trapped in a narrow horizontal capillary, under the influence of gravity. As the slit is widened, the meniscus, separating the capillary liquid from gas, deforms and develops a long tongue extending along the bottom wall. As a critical slit width is approached, the length of the tongue diverges continuously, leading to the emptying of the capillary. We show that the critical singularities characterizing emptying are the same as those at short-ranged wetting transitions, b...

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Rascón, C More by this author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
108
Issue:
24
Pages:
246101
Publication date:
2012-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:f61dcb82-46a0-4960-b7f3-47fba038702a
Source identifiers:
342028
Local pid:
pubs:342028
Language:
English

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