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Characterization of Organic Thin Films by Abraham Ulman

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9

Wetting

D. LI and A. W. NEUMANN

Contents

9.1   Introduction

9.2   Contact Angles

9.3   Techniques for Contact Angle Measurements

9.4   Phase Rule for Moderately Curved Surface Systems

9.5   Equation of State for Interfacial Tensions of Solid–Liquid Systems

9.6   Drop Size Dependence of Contact Angle and Line Tension

9.7   Contact Angles in the Presence of a Thin Liquid Film

9.8   Effects of Elastic Liquid–Vapor Interfaces on Wetting

9.1 Introduction

Some of the important foundations of wetting were established in the early 19th century, as in the remarkable work of Thomas Young1, yet because of the many challenging problems in the field, it is attracting growing research interest from a wide spectrum of disciplines, such as material, biomedical, ...

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