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Eur Phys J E Soft Matter. 2003 Nov;12(3):409-14; discussion 415-6. Epub 2004 Jan 20.

Open questions and promising new fields in dewetting.

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Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Nöthnitzer Strasse 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany. thiele@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

Abstract

This contribution summarizes the present understanding of dewetting focusing on three points that are either controversial or open. The first issue concerns the initial formation of holes, i.e. the film rupture. The second point concerns the unstable growth of holes, i.e. the transversal instability of the receding contact line. Finally, recent extensions towards dewetting on heterogeneous substrates are examined. In passing the long time evolution in dewetting and the coupling of dewetting with other effects are discussed.

PMID:
15007768
DOI:
10.1140/epje/e2004-00009-4

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