2. Minimal Energy and Stability Rubrics

  1. Jean Berthier1 and
  2. Kenneth A. Brakke2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch2

The Physics of Microdroplets

The Physics of Microdroplets

How to Cite

Berthier, J. and Brakke, K. A. (2012) Minimal Energy and Stability Rubrics, in The Physics of Microdroplets, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    CEA/LETI, University of Grenoble, France

  2. 2

    Department of Mathematical Sciences, Susquehanna University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470938805

Online ISBN: 9781118401323

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Keywords:

  • energy minimizers;
  • sphere theorems;
  • parallel plates;
  • steiner symmetrization;
  • rouloids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Spherical Shapes as Energy Minimizers

  • Symmetrization and the Rouloids

  • Increasing Pressure and Stability

  • The Double-Bubble Instability

  • Conclusion