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Capillarity and wetting phenomena : drops, bubbles, pearls, waves

Author: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Françoise Brochard-Wyart; David Quéré
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2004.
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The study of capillarity is in the midst of a veritable explosion. What is offered here is not a comprehensive review of the latest research but rather a compendium of principles designed for the undergraduate student and for readers interested in the physics underlying these phenomena. -- Product Description.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Françoise Brochard-Wyart; David Quéré
ISBN: 0387005927 9780387005928
OCLC Number: 51559047
Description: xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Capillarity: deformable interfaces --
2. Capillarity and gravity --
3. Hysteresis and elasticity of triple lines --
4. Wetting and long-range forces --
5. Hydrodynamics of interfaces --
6. Dynamics of the triple line --
7. Dewetting --
8. Surfactants --
9. Special interfaces --
10. Transport phenomena.
Other Titles: Gouttes, bulles, perles et ondes.
Responsibility: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Franco̧ise Brochard-Wyart, David Quéré ; translated by Axel Reisinger.
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