Some useful books on droplets research

Since my research focused on droplets from March 2014, I met some very good books on this research field. I would like to introduce them to you in the following:

1. Hans-Jurgen Butt, Karlheinz Graf, Michael Kappl, Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces (Wiley, 2013).

(Note: This book focuses on the essential concepts and intuitive understanding of interfaces. I learned some basic concepts and fundamental theories of droplets from this book. I highly recommend it for beginners.)

2. David Brutin, Droplet Wetting and Evaporation: From Pure to Complex Fluids (Elsevier, 2015).

(Note: This book covers most of the aspects of droplet wetting and evaporation. I think it is a very helpful tool for everyone wanting to learn in this droplet field.)

3. Yulii Damir Shikhmurzaev, Capillary Flows with Forming Interfaces (Taylor & Francis, 2007).

(Note: This book mainly consider how to solve ‘paradoxical flows’ — the missing physics of the interface formation in the mathematical models. It is useful for continuum simulation methods, particularly for boundary conditions.)

4. Z. Q. Lin, Evaporative Self-Assembly of Ordered Complex Structures (World Scientific, 2012).

(Note: An extremely simple route to highly-ordered, complex structures is the evaporative self-assembly of nonvolatile solutes (e.g., polymers, nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and DNA) from a sessile droplet on a solid substrate. This book provides a wide spectrum of recent experimental and theoretical advances in evaporative self-assembly techniques.)