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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 ; London : Springer, 2010.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes; Françoise Brochard-Wyart; David Quéré
ISBN: 9781441918338 1441918337
OCLC Number: 1015446325
Description: xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Capillarity: Unconstrained Interfaces / Capillarity and Gravity / Hysteresis and Elasticity of Triple Lines / Wetting and Long-Range Forces b/ Hydrodynamics of Interfaces -- Thin Films, Waves, and Ripples / Dynamics of the Triple Line / Dewetting / Surfactants / Special Interfaces / Transport Phenomena
Responsibility: by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Françoise Brochard-Wyart, David Quéré.

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