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Surface patterns in drying films of silica colloidal dispersions

We report an experimental study on the drying of silica colloidal dispersions. Here we focus on surface instability occurring in a drying paste phase before crack formation which affects the final film quality. Observations at macroscopic and …

The buckling and invagination process during consolidation of colloidal droplets

Drying a droplet of colloidal dispersion can result in complex pattern formation due to both development and deformation of a skin at the drop surface. The present study focus on the drying process of droplets of colloidal dispersions in a confined …