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Publications [#244238] of Thomas P. Witelski


Papers Published

  1. Fetzer, R; Jacobs, K; M√ľnch, A; Wagner, B; Witelski, TP, New slip regimes and the shape of dewetting thin liquid films., Physical Review Letters, vol. 95 no. 12 (September, 2005), pp. 127801, ISSN 0031-9007 [16197111], [doi]
    (last updated on 2018/10/16)

    We compare the flow behavior of liquid polymer films on silicon wafers coated with either octadecyl-(OTS) or dodecyltrichlorosilane (DTS). Our experiments show that dewetting on DTS is significantly faster than on OTS. We argue that this is tied to the difference in the solid/liquid friction. As the film dewets, the profile of the rim advancing into the undisturbed film is monotonically decaying on DTS but has an oscillatory structure on OTS. For the first time we can describe this transition in terms of a lubrication model with a Navier-slip condition for the flow of a viscous Newtonian liquid.
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