The third volume in a series dedicated to colloids and interfaces, Drops and Bubbles in Contact with Solid Surfaces presents an up-to-date overview of the fundamentals and applications of drops and bubbles and their interaction with solid surfaces. The chapters cover the theoretical and experimental aspects of wetting and wettability, liquid–solid interfacial properties, and spreading dynamics on different surfaces, including a special section on polymers.
The book examines issues related to interpretation of contact angle from nano to macro systems. Expert contributors discuss interesting peculiarities, such as the phenomena of super-spreading and super-hydrophobicity. They discuss specific solid surfaces—for example, reactions and wetting of liquid metals at high temperatures—and the interaction between nano-bubbles at solid surface and nano-particles at liquid interfaces. The book also includes a chapter on electro-wetting.
Given the range of topics covered in this volume, the state-of-art content is useful to readers looking for an introductory overview as well as those looking for in-depth exploration of material related to the interaction of fluids with solid surfaces. It is a valuable contribution to the field of characterization of solid surfaces and can be used as a working tool or to stimulate further study for researchers and students.
Contact Angle Measurements over Macro, Micro and Nano Dimensioned Systems. Review on Kinetics of Spreading and Wetting by Aqueous Surfactant Solutions. Wetting Dynamics of Aqueous Surfactant Solutions on Polymer Surfaces. Hydrodynamic Interactions Between Solid Particles at a Fluid–Gas Interface. Microdrops Evaporating from Deformable or Soluble Polymer Surfaces. Modeling Approaches and Challenges of Evaporating Sessile Droplets. Nanobubbles at Hydrophobic Surfaces. Model and Experimental Study of Surfactant Solutions and Pure Liquids Contact Angles on Complex Surfaces. Collision and Attachment Interactions of Single Air Bubbles with Flat Surfaces in Aqueous Solutions. Electrowetting of Ionic Liquids in Solid–Liquid–Liquid Systems. Single Drop Impacts of Complex Fluids: A Review. Wetting at High Temperature.