Authors Rostami, P. ; Auernhammer, G.
Title Capillary filling in drop merging: Dynamics of the four-phase contact point
Date 05.01.2022
Number 60110
Abstract The merging of immiscible drops differs significantly from the merging of miscible drops due to the formation of a liquid–liquid interface between drops. The immiscibility requires the formation of a four-phase contact point, where the drops, the gas, and the substrate meet. We show that this point has its own unique dynamics, never studied beforehand. For very different scenarios, the propagation distance of this point follows scales with time like ·12. A model balancing the driving and dissipative forces agrees with our experiments.
Publisher Physics of Fluids
Citation Physics of Fluids 34 (2022) 012107

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