A process model for slot coating of narrow stripes
The process model addresses the sensitivity of stripe output to fluid deposition rate, substrate speed, and coating gap for a given coating material. To explain the observed process behaviour, they distinguish between separate configurations of contact line pinning of the liquid bridge at the coating tool surface and show experimentally how these configurations relate to regimes in the process model that must be characterised separately.
A model for patterned slot coating
They also demonstrate how the geometry of the liquid bridge and range of intermediate contact angles along its contact line correspond to observed hysteresis of the coated stripe width.
The study is published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research November 2019, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 1653–1661.
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