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Applied Surface Thermodynamics

2nd Edition

Edited by A.W. Neumann, Robert David, Yi Zuo

CRC Press

765 pages | 269 B/W Illus.

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Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of Applied Surface Thermodynamics offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides students and researchers with fundamental knowledge and practical guidelines in solving real-world problems related to the measurement and interpretation of interfacial properties.

Containing 40 percent new material and reorganized content, this second edition begins by presenting a generalized Gibbs theory of capillarity, including discussions of highly curved interfaces. Concentrating on drop-shape techniques, the book discusses liquid-fluid interfacial tension and its measurement. Next, the authors focus on contact angles with chapters on experimental procedures, thermodynamic models, and the interpretation of contact angles in terms of solid surface tension. The book discusses theoretical approaches to determining solid surface tension as well as interfacial tensions of particles and their manifestations. It concludes by discussing drop size dependence of contact angles and line tension.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Recent progress in Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA)
  • Image processing methods for drop shape analysis
  • Advanced applications and generalizations of ADSA
  • Recent studies of contact angle hysteresis
  • Contact angles on inert fluoropolymers
  • Update on line tension and the drop size dependence of contact angles

Exploring a range of different aspects of surface science and its applications, the book logically progresses so that knowledge of previous chapters enhances the understanding of subsequent material, yet each chapter is freestanding so that experienced researchers can quickly refer to topics of particular interest.

Table of Contents

Outline of the Generalized Theory of Capillarity; J. Gaydos, Y. Rotenberg, P. Chen, L. Boruvka, and A. W. Neumann

Thermodynamics of Simple Axisymmetric Capillary Systems;J. Gaydos and A. W. Neumann

Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA);M. Hoorfar and A. W. Neumann

Image Analysis for Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis; Y. Zuo and A. W. Neumann

Generalization and Advanced Application of Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis;Y. Zuo, J. Maldonado-Valderrama, M. Cabrerizo-Vílchez, A. Bateni, M. G. Cabezas, R. David, and A. W. Neumann

Contact Angle Measurements: General Procedures and Approaches;H. Tavana

Thermodynamic Status of Contact Angles;H. Tavana

Interpretation of Contact Angles;H. Tavana and A. W. Neumann

Contact Angles and Solid Surface Tensions;R. David, J. Spelt, J. Zhang, and D. Kwok

Theoretical Approaches for Estimating Solid–Liquid Interfacial Tensions;E. Moy, R. David, and A. W. Neumann

Wettability and Surface Tension of Particles; Y. Zuo, D. Li, and A. W. Neumann

Behavior of Particles at Solidification Fronts;D. Li, Y. Zuo, and A. W. Neumann

Line Tension and the Drop Size Dependence of Contact Angles;R. David and A. W. Neumann


About the Editors

A. W. Neumann is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in chemical physics from the University of Mainz in 1962.

Robert David is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2006.

Yi Zuo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2006.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical