- Published on 11 September 2019
The understanding of wetting presents formidable challenges due to a multi-scale nature of the problem, where macroscopic behavior can be directly related to non-trivial microscopic and/or mesoscopic interactions. The aim of this topical issue is to provide to the community recent advances, unresolved problems, contemporary computational techniques and the state-of-the-art theoretical and experimental developments in the field of wetting phenomena in general. Probing the wetting phenomena down to the nano-scale can help to understand the physical processes involved in the interaction of a liquid with a solid surface and therefore the center of recent intense activities with the advent of new nano-materials. We aim to draw attention to some of key questions:
- What are the range of length and time scales characterizing the interaction of the substrate with the two-phase flow?
- Which computational tools are more amenable to a multiscale organization?
- Can matching hydrodynamic theories to a molecular description of the contact line be done seamlessly?
- What are the most appropriate existing or to be developed experiments for benchmarking computational results?
- Can we make more educated suggestions when to use which computational tools for a particular wetting system?
This special issue will invite original contributions and review-type articles to further foster and encourage synergetic discussions. Publications in such special issue should in principle contain, for example, one or more of the following topics, but not limited to:
- New modeling, experimental and computational approaches of wetting phenomena on small scales.
- Challenges in methodologies, numerical, theoretical and experimental, for probing wetting phenomena on nanoscales.
- New opportunities in multiscale modeling, bridging the dynamics of the contact line at the mesoscopic length scales to the macroscopic flow.
- Alternative observations/assessments of the wetting phenomena.
Guest Editors: Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman, Shahriar Afkhami and Len Pismen
For any queries please contact Shahriar Afkhami.
Call for papers:
The Guest Editors invite authors to submit their original research and short reviews on the theme of the Special Issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics. Articles should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ ST by selecting the "Challenges in Nanoscale Physics of Wetting Phenomena" as a special issue at: https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjst/home.phpAuthors submitting to the issue should follow submission guidelines here. Manuscripts should be prepared using the latex template of EPJ ST, which can be downloaded here.