Controlling the spreading of complex fluids on microstructured substrates
A great challenge at the crossroad of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering/Industry
Complex liquids are liquids that are structured at different length scales and thus have various internal degrees of freedom, e.g. dispersions, polymer melts or solutions, surfactant solutions, emulsions, foams, or other liquids that show a non-Newtonian behavior. Complex surfaces include solid or soft substrates showing ordered or random topological patterns ...
The CoWet research projects are especially concerned with: static wetting phenomena; dynamic spreading of complex fluids (polymer and surfactant solutions, foams, emulsions); dynamic wetting of complex surfaces (deformable or soluble polymer surfaces, microstructured or nanoporous surfaces); the development of strategies to fabricate surfaces and inks.
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