Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film

Rafael Schulman, John Niven, Michiel Alexander Hack, Christian DiMaria, Kari Dalnoki-Veress (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

We study the dewetting of liquid films capped by a thin elastomeric layer. When the tension in the elastomer is isotropic, circular holes grow at a rate which decreases with increasing tension. The morphology of holes and rim stability can be controlled by changing the boundary conditions and tension in the capping film. When the capping film is prepared with a biaxial tension, holes form with a non-circular shape elongated along the high tension axis. With suitable choice of elastic boundary conditions, samples can even be designed such that square holes appear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3557-3562
JournalSoft matter
Volume14
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • dewetting
  • elasticity
  • thin film
  • tension

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Schulman, R., Niven, J., Hack, M. A., DiMaria, C., & Dalnoki-Veress, K. (2018). Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film. Soft matter, 14(18), 3557-3562. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00255J
Schulman, Rafael ; Niven, John ; Hack, Michiel Alexander ; DiMaria, Christian ; Dalnoki-Veress, Kari. / Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film. In: Soft matter. 2018 ; Vol. 14, No. 18. pp. 3557-3562.
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Schulman, R, Niven, J, Hack, MA, DiMaria, C & Dalnoki-Veress, K 2018, 'Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film' Soft matter, vol. 14, no. 18, pp. 3557-3562. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00255J

Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film. / Schulman, Rafael ; Niven, John; Hack, Michiel Alexander; DiMaria, Christian; Dalnoki-Veress, Kari (Corresponding Author).

In: Soft matter, Vol. 14, No. 18, 16.04.2018, p. 3557-3562.

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Schulman R, Niven J, Hack MA, DiMaria C, Dalnoki-Veress K. Liquid dewetting under a thin elastic film. Soft matter. 2018 Apr 16;14(18):3557-3562. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8SM00255J