4. Sessile Droplets

  1. Jean Berthier1 and
  2. Kenneth A. Brakke2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch4

The Physics of Microdroplets

The Physics of Microdroplets

How to Cite

Berthier, J. and Brakke, K. A. (2012) Sessile Droplets, in The Physics of Microdroplets, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118401323.ch4

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



  • droplet self-motion;
  • contact angle hysteresis;
  • droplet pinning;
  • Wenzel's law;
  • sessile droplet


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Droplet Self-motion Under the Effect of a Contrast or Gradient of Wettability

  • Contact Angle Hysteresis

  • Pinning and Canthotaxis

  • Sessile Droplet on a Non-ideally Planar Surface

  • Droplet on Textured or Patterned Substrates