Keywords: Wetting phenomena, surface domains, surface topography,
contact line pinning, fluid membranes, vesicles, intrinsic contact angles
Abstract: Two types of wetting phenomena will be discussed: (i) Morphological wetting
transitions at chemically patterned or topographically structured substrates; and
(ii) Wetting of flexible membranes such as lipid bilayers by aqueous phases.
Morphological wetting transitions between different droplet shapes occur, e.g., as one