Role of the external pressure on the dewetting of soft interfaces
IFF, FZ-Jülich, 52425, Jülich, Germany
2 International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), P.O. Box 586, I-34014, Trieste, Italy
3 Samara State Technical University, 443100, Samara, Russia
4 International School for Advanced Studies, Via Beirut 2, I-34014, Trieste, Italy
* e-mail: B.Persson@fz-juelich.de
We consider dewetting at soft interfaces, e.g., a rubber ball squeezed in a fluid against a flat hard substrate. We show that the applied squeezing pressure, which was not taken into account in earlier studies of the dewetting transition, may have a big effect on the squeeze-out dynamics.
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