# Equilibria of Pendant Droplets: Spatial Variation and Anisotropy of Surface Tension

@article{Karr2019EquilibriaOP, title={Equilibria of Pendant Droplets: Spatial Variation and Anisotropy of Surface Tension}, author={Dale G. Karr}, journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics}, year={2019} }

An example of capillary phenomena commonly seen and often studied is a droplet of water hanging in air from a horizontal surface. A thin capillary surface interface between the liquid and gas develops tangential surface tension, which provides a balance of the internal and external pressures. The Young-Laplace equation has been historically used to establish the equilibrium geometry of the droplet, relating the pressure difference across the surface to the mean curvature of the surface and the…

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