Influence of Marangoni instability on evaporation of the polar liquid film
A thin film of an evaporating polar liquid on a solid substrate is investigated within the framework of the lubrication theory. Using linear analysis, we have found that stability of the film depends only on two control parameters: the evaporation and Maranagoni numbers. We demonstrate that the Marangoni effect plays a destabilizing role while evaporation stabilizes the film.
KeywordsEuropean Physical Journal Special Topic Biot Number Front Propagation Marangoni Number Polar Liquid
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- 2.A. Sharma, Langmuir 4, 915 (1998)Google Scholar