Line tension and the shape of nanodroplets.

  title={Line tension and the shape of nanodroplets.},
  author={Lothar Schimmele and Siegfried Dietrich},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  volume={30 4},
Various factors are discussed which might influence the equilibrium contact angle of nanodroplets placed on a solid substrate. Special emphasis is put on the possible role of the dependence of the solid-liquid interface tension [Formula: see text] on the pressure in the liquid, which in nanodrops considerably exceeds the saturation pressure. We show that… CONTINUE READING