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2019-08-27 - Colloque/Présentation - communication orale - Anglais - 1 page(s)

De Coninck Joël , "Dynamics of wetting: some recent results" in Challenges in nanoscale physics of wetting phenomena, Dresden, Allemagne, 2019

  • Codes CREF : Physique (DI1200), Physique des surfaces (DI1265)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Laboratoire de Physique des Surfaces et Interfaces (S877)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Science et Ingénierie des Matériaux (Matériaux), Institut de Recherche en Energétique (Energie)
  • Centres UMONS : Ingénierie des matériaux (CRIM)
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(Anglais) During this talk, I will review some very recent results about the dynamics of wetting. We have indeed shown that the thermal fluctuations of the three-phase contact line formed between a liquid and a solid at equilibrium can be used to determine key parameters that control dynamic wetting. To validate this approach, We use large-scale molecular dynamics simulations and Lennard-Jones potentials to model a liquid bridge between two molecularly smooth solid surfaces and study the positional fluctuations of the contact lines so formed as a function of the solid–liquid interaction. Within this approach, we show that the fluctuations have a Gaussian distribution and may be modelled as an overdamped one-dimensional Langevin oscillator. Our results suggest that it should be possible to predict the dynamics of wetting and, in particular, the velocity-dependence of the local, microscopic dynamic contact angle, by experimentally measuring the fluctuations of the contact line of a capillary system at equilibrium. This would circumvent the need to measure the microscopic dynamic contact angle directly.