Towards understanding elastocapillarity: comparing wetting of soft and rigid plates.

@article{Ji2014TowardsUE,
  title={Towards understanding elastocapillarity: comparing wetting of soft and rigid plates.},
  author={Xiang-Ying Ji and Xi-Qiao Feng},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 15},
  pages={155105}
}
Elastocapillarity plays a significant role in the buoyancy and water repellency of soft objects floating on water. In this paper, we analyze the wetting behavior of an elastic and circular plate pressing a liquid surface. The geometry and stability of axisymmetric infinite liquid menisci are investigated, and their qualitative difference from two… CONTINUE READING