Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Interfacial fluid mechanics in microgeometries
Speaker: Professor G.M. Homsy
Speaker Info: Stanford University
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The flow of fluids in microgeometries is important in many emerging technologies, including high speed spin coating in IC fabrication, coating over topographical features and imperfections for ultrathin lithographic applications, and motion and manipulation of dispersed bubbles in MEMS devices. These in turn lead to a class of fundamental fluid mechanics problems in which interfaces and interfacial forces play a major role. In this talk, I will discuss some of recent theoretical and experimental work in these areas, including instability of dynamic contact lines, flow over topography, optimal levelling of films by Marangoni stresses, and thermocapillary migration of bubbles in microchannels.
Date: Friday, November 10, 2000
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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