Generalized Young Equation for Cylindrical Droplets within a Homogeneous and Smooth Regular Triangular Prism Filled with Gas in Three Convex Corners

  •  Long Zhou    
  •  Guang-Hua Sun    
  •  Ai-Jun Hu    
  •  Xiao-Song Wang    


Based on the approaches of Gibbs’s dividing surface and Rusanov’s dividing line, the wetting behaviors of cylindrical droplets that at equilibrium are sitting inside a homogeneous and smooth regular triangular prism filled with gas in three convex corners are studied. For the three-phase system, which is composed of solid, liquid and gas phases, a generalized Young equation for cylindrical drops in a homogeneous and smooth regular triangular prism imbued with gas within three apex corners has been successfully derived including the effects of the line tension.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0607
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0615
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: annual