Invading Gas vs. Liquid

As water from the pores gradually dry up, capillary bridges are formed at the interface between particles. Some capillary bridges coalesce to form a larger liquid network, while others are broken to form droplets.

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Gray arrow  Wetting and packing effects on evaporation out of a porous medium

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