Mechanisms of fluid spreading: Ising model simulations

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  • Tampere University of Technology
  • University of Oxford


Mechanisms of fluid droplet spreading on atomically flat solids are studied using Monte Carlo lattice simulations with particle conservation. The early time nearly linear behavior of precursor spreading is observed to be dominated by the surface fluid flow on the bulk droplet to the solid. The late time nearly t1/2 behavior is mostly due to migration of section layer particles to the holes and the perimeter of the precursor. Also, the roles of initial contact angle and Hamaker constant of the fluid-substrate system are discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2199-2202
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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