On the Volume Infimum for Liquid Bridges

  • Robert Finn

    Stanford University, USA
  • Thomas Vogel

    Texas A&M University, College Station, USA


We consider the “Carter conjecture”, that any stable liquid bridge in zero gravity, joining two parallel plates separated by a distance h and meeting each plate with constant angle, has volume greater than or equal to . We prove the conjecture in the case of the two contact angles being equal.

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Robert Finn, Thomas Vogel, On the Volume Infimum for Liquid Bridges. Z. Anal. Anwend. 11 (1992), no. 1, pp. 3–23

DOI 10.4171/ZAA/630