Capillarity Phenomena (356500)

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Short description

Capillarity is the study of the interfaces between two immiscible fluids or a fluid and a solid. Topics of this course are surface tension, capillary rise, thin films, wetting and dewetting, electrowetting, capillary waves, surfactants, special interfaces

Participating progr.

Applied Physics (APH)

Phase M Kwartiel K1 5.0 EC

Mandatory track course

Teaching Methods

HC lecture, 4 hours/week

Previous knowledge

Physics of Fluids or another introductory course in fluid mechanics


Course material

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Françoise Brochard-Wyart, David Quéré, Capillarity and Wetting Phenomena, Springer Science and Business Media, New York USA (2003)



Exercises during the course, written/oral exam at the end of the course.

Teaching Staff

Prof. dr. F. Mugele, D. Mampallil Augustine


Prof.dr. F. Mugele, 053-4893094,

Contact person

Prof.dr. F. Mugele