Chapter 6. The Wetting of Surfaces by Liquids

  1. Jim W. Goodwin

Published Online: 1 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470093919.ch6

Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers - An Introduction

Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers - An Introduction

How to Cite

Goodwin, J. W. (2004) The Wetting of Surfaces by Liquids, in Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers - An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470093919.ch6

Author Information

  1. Interfacial Dynamics Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2004
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470841433

Online ISBN: 9780470093917

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Keywords:

  • macroscopic surface wetting;
  • ‘Gibb's dividing surface’;
  • dynamic contact angles;
  • Young Equation;
  • interfacial tension;
  • surface tension of liquid;
  • Wilhelmy plate experiment;
  • capillary condensation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Contact Angle

  • Methods for the Measurement of Contact Angle

  • Contact Angle Hysteresis

  • Spreading

  • Curved Surfaces

  • Capillarity

  • Temperature Effects

  • References