Suspension of Water Droplets on Individual Pillars

Tóth, Tamara, Ferraro, Davide, Chiarello, E., Pierno, Matteo, Mistura, Giampaolo, Bissacco, G. and Semprebon, Ciro (2011) Suspension of Water Droplets on Individual Pillars. Langmuir, 27 (8). pp. 4742-4748. ISSN 0743-7463

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We report results of extensive experimental and numerical studies on the suspension of water drops deposited on cylindrical pillars having circular and square cross sections and different wettabilities. In the case of circular pillars, the drop contact line is pinned to the whole edge contour until the drop collapses due to the action of gravity. In contrast, on square pillars, the drops are suspended on the four corners and spilling along the vertical walls is observed. We have also studied the ability of the two geometries to sustain drops and found that if we compare pillars with the same characteristic size, the square is more efficient in pinning large volumes, while if we normalize the volumes to pillar areas, the opposite is true.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
G100 Mathematics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 11:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 20:15

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