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Depinning transitions and deposition patterns

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Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains

The course starts with a brief review of a number of experiments on dewetting and evaporating thin films/drops of simple and complex liquids. Then the concept of a gradient dynamics description of the evolution of interface-dominated films and drops on solid substrates is introduced starting with the case of a single layer of simple non-volatile liquid, and advancing towards the formulation for films of mixtures. The second part of the course uses the obtained models to investigate depinning transitions and deposition patterns in a number of different settings that can all be described by the introduced evolution equations. An extended abstract and a reference list may be found in the attached .txt file.

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