Moving contact line problem: Advances and perspectives

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. 2014;4(3) DOI 10.1063/2.1403402

 

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Journal Title: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters

ISSN: 2095-0349 (Print)

Publisher: Elsevier

Society/Institution: The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Country of publisher: China

Language of fulltext: English

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Yapu Zhao

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The solid-liquid interface, which is ubiquitous in nature and our daily life, plays fundamental roles in a variety of physical-chemical-biological-mechanical phenomena, for example in lubrication, crystal growth, and many biological reactions that govern the building of human body and the functioning of brain. A surge of interests in the moving contact line (MCL) problem, which is still going on today, can be traced back to 1970s primarily because of the existence of the “Huh-Scriven paradox”. This paper, mainly from a solid mechanics perspective, describes very briefly the multidisciplinary nature of the MCL problem, then summarizes some major advances in this exciting research area, and some future directions are presented.