2. Fundamentals of Wetting and Spreading

  1. Prof. Dr. Tharwat F. Tadros

Published Online: 25 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527656592.ch2

Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions

Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions

How to Cite

Tadros, T. F. (2012) Fundamentals of Wetting and Spreading, in Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527656592.ch2

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527329410

Online ISBN: 9783527656592

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Keywords:

  • wetting;
  • contact angle;
  • Young's equation;
  • Wilhelmy plate technique;
  • surface tension;
  • Hamaker constants

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Concept of the Contact Angle

  • Adhesion Tension

  • Work of Adhesion Wa

  • Work of Cohesion

  • Calculation of Surface Tension and Contact Angle

  • The Spreading of Liquids on Surfaces

  • Contact Angle Hysteresis

  • References