General framework for adsorption processes on dynamic interfaces

Markus Schmuck, Serafim Kalliadasis*

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We propose a novel and general variational framework modelling particle adsorption mechanisms on evolving immiscible fluid interfaces. A by-product of our thermodynamic approach is that we systematically obtain analytic adsorption isotherms for given equilibrium interfacial geometries. We validate computationally our mathematical methodology by demonstrating the fundamental properties of decreasing interfacial free energies by increasing interfacial particle densities and of decreasing surface pressure with increasing surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125502
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2016


  • complex adsorption
  • dynamic surface tension
  • gradient flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability


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