Experimental Investigation of Coalescence and Breakup of Droplets on Solid Surfaces – Generic Configuration Sessile Drop


This experiment is designed to examine the coalescence of drops on a surface with a contact angle less than 90°. Furthermore, the breakup of evaporating drops on a complex surface will be studied. In both cases the central goal is a better understanding of these processes. Special attention will be directed to capturing the velocity field in the drop directly at the contact line. Special optical arrangements will allow a spatial resolution down to a few micrometers. The surface is constructed to also allow temperature gradients and electrical fields to be imparted. Temperature measurements will be performed using an infrared camera.

Scientific Staff:

Above: Generic configuration Sessile Drop. Below: Influence of the Spreading Coeffincient on the coalescence of drops. A contact angle forms (A) when the Spreading Coefficient ist negative. At a positive Spreading Coefficient a film of one droplet spreads over the other (B). C shows two immiscible drops 150 ms after coalescing. Image: SFB 1194


  Name Contact
Dr. Günter Auernhammer
+49 351 4658 486
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Steffen Hardt
+49 6151 16-24274
L2|06 112
Maximilian Hartmann, M.Sc.
+49 6151 16-24270
L2/06 108
SFB 1194 2019
Peyman Rostami, M.Sc.


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Number of items at this level: 7.


Zhao, Binyu and Luo, Shuang and Bonaccurso, Elmar and Auernhammer, Günter K. and Deng, Xu and Li, Zhigang and Chen, Longquan (2019):
Resolving the Apparent Line Tension of Sessile Droplets and Understanding its Sign Change at a Critical Wetting Angle.
In: Physical Review Letters, 123, (9), ISSN 0031-9007,
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.094501,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.094501],

Hartmann, Maximilian and Hardt, Steffen (2019):
Stability of Evaporating Droplets on Chemically Patterned Surfaces.
In: Langmuir, pp. 4868-4875, 35, (14), ISSN 0743-7463,
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00172,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b00172],

Paulssen, Dorothea and Hardt, Steffen and Levkin, Pavel A. (2019):
Droplet Sorting and Manipulation on Patterned Two-Phase Slippery Lubricant-Infused Surface.
In: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, pp. 16130-16138, 11, (17), ISSN 1944-8244,
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b21879,
[Online-Edition: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b21879],


Rostami, Peyman and Auernhammer, Günter K. (2018):
Gas phase induced Marangoni flows causes instable wetting film during drop merging.
In: 16th Multiphase Flow Conference & Short Course, Dresden, November 13-16, 2018, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Rostami, Peyman and Straub, Benedikt and Henrich, Franziska (2018):
Merging drops with unstable wetting films.
In: 14th Zsigmondy Colloquium, Mainz, April 9-11, 2018, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Auernhammer, Günter K. and Henrich, Franziska and Linke, Dorota and Sauer, Hans Martin and Dörsam, Edgar and Hardt, Steffen and Butt, Hans-Jürgen (2018):
Forced dynamic dewetting of structured surfaces: Influence of surfactants.
In: DPG-Frühjahrstagung und EPS-CMD27, Berlin, March 11-16, 2018, [Conference or Workshop Item]


Hartmann, Maximilian and Hardt, Steffen (2017):
Breakup Behavior of a Capillary Bridge on a Hydrophobic Stripe Separating two Hydrophilic Stripes.
In: 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Colorado, November 19-21, 2017, [Online-Edition: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DFD17/Session/L10.10],
[Conference or Workshop Item]

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