We report the results of comprehensive experiments and numerical calculations of interfacial morphologies of water confined to the hydrophilic top face of rectangular posts of width W = 500 μm and lengths between L = 5W and 30W. A continuous evolution of the interfacial shape from a homogeneous liquid filament to a bulged filament and back is observed during changes in the liquid volume. Above a certain threshold length of L* = 16.0W, the transition between the two morphologies is discontinuous and a bistability of interfacial shapes is observed in a certain interval of the reduced liquid volume V/W3.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Oct 2012|