TITLE

Wind-induced roughening of thin liquid films

AUTHOR(S)
Mate, C. Mathew
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/26/2004, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p532
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A constant wind shear stress is shown to induce roughness on molecularly thin perfluoropolyether films that are susceptible to dewetting. These wind-induced roughening or dewetting features are pinned to the silicon substrate surface, indicating that these perfluoropolyethers have a heterogeneous interaction with the surface. These results highlight the role of chemical heterogeneity in nucleating dewetting phenomena. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
12020856

 

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