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

  title={Equilibria of Pendant Droplets: Spatial Variation and Anisotropy of Surface Tension},
  author={Dale G. Karr},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  • D. Karr
  • Published 7 April 2019
  • Engineering, Physics
  • arXiv: Fluid Dynamics
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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