Height of a liquid drop on a wetting stripe.

  title={Height of a liquid drop on a wetting stripe.},
  author={Alexandr Malijevsk'y},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={102 5-1},
Adsorption of liquid on a planar wall decorated by a hydrophilic stripe of width L is considered. Under the condition that the wall is only partially wet (or dry) while the stripe tends to be wet completely, a liquid drop is formed above the stripe. The maximum height ℓ_{m}(δμ) of the drop depends on the stripe width L and the chemical potential departure from saturation δμ where it adopts the value ℓ_{0}=ℓ_{m}(0). Assuming a long-range potential of van der Waals type exerted by the stripe, the… 

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