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Wetting and Spreading Dynamics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Victor M. Starov, Manuel G. Velarde

CRC Press

528 pages | 231 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138584075
pub: 2019-07-18
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This book explains how surface forces acting at the three-phase contact line determine equilibrium, hysteresis contact angles, and other equilibrium and kinetics features of liquids when in contact with solids or other immiscible liquids. It examines the interaction of surface forces, capillary forces, and properties of the transition zone between the bulk liquid and solid substrate. New chapters cover spreading of non-Newtonian liquids over porous substrates, hysteresis of contact angles on smooth homogeneous substrates, equilibrium and hysteresis contact angles on deformable substrates, and interaction of foams with porous substrates. Written for both newcomers and experienced researchers.

Table of Contents

Surface Forces and the Equilibrium of Liquids on Solid Substrates. Equilibrium Wetting Phenomena. Kinetics of Wetting. Spreading over Porous Substrates. Spreading of non-Newtonian Liquids over Porous Substrates. Hysteresis of Contact Angles on Smooth Homogeneous Substrates. Equilibrium and Hysteresis Contact Angles on deformable substrates. Interaction of Foams with Porous Substrates. Dynamics of Wetting or Spreading in the Presence of Surfactants. Conclusions. Frequently Used Equations. List of Main Symbols Used.

About the Authors

Victor Starov, PhD, DSc, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor. Victor Starov is a Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK since 1999. He received his PhD from the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1970 in "Capillary hysteresis in porous bodies". He received his DSc degree from St Petersburg University in 1981 in "Equilibrium and kinetics of thin liquid layers in dispersed systems". Victor Starov is working on the influence of surface forces on kinetics of wetting and spreading over rigid and soft solids, kinetics of spreading over porous and hydrophobic surfaces. He has published more than 300 scientific papers. Some of his research results are summarised in this book. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of 10 Journals. He has participated in numerous organising/scientific committees of international conferences and was a chairman of ECIC XVII in 2005. For more information please visit https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0001868607000784/1-s2.0-S0001868607000784-main.pdf?_tid=67b54e55-56d1-47e2-8c58-42b7a8f4ce66&acdnat=1550071303_d5cb14d6c91eb86317936938a16681c9 (Manuel G. Velarde. "Honorary Note", Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 134–135, (2007), 1-2; and https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0927775716309748/1-s2.0-S0927775716309748-main.pdf?_tid=10387dd3-3a34-4c1d-aa6b-72808d6f123a&acdnat=1550071111_46b9fc3af73aa97ab3dd7284f0d6ce35 (N. M. Kovalchuk, R. Miller, Manuel G. Velarde. "Honorary Note", Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 521, (2017), 1-2.

Manuel G. VELARDE, PhD Physics (UCM, Spain, 1968; ULB, Belgium, 1970), Honorary Doctor (Aix-Marseille, Saratov) is Emeritus Professor at Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain). He is a member of Academia Europaea and European Academy of Sciences. He has published numerous papers and book chapters, six research frontier monographs and several other books as editor, dealing with interfacial phenomena, wetting and spreading processes (over two decades of collaboration with V. M. Starov), waves and convective instabilities, and nonlinear dynamics as applied to various fields of science (patterns, waves, solitons, chaos). At present he is mostly engaged in a theory of soliton-assisted electron transport (mechanical control of electrons at nanolevel). He is co inventor (with E. G. Wilson) of a novel field effect transistor, not using silicon, designed to operate with extremely low dissipation and huge mobility (UK Patent application published GB 2533105 A-15/6/2016). For further details see http://www.ucm.es/info/fluidos; see also R. G. Rubio et al., Without Bounds: A Scientific Canvas of Nonlinearity and Complex Dynamics", Springer, Berlin (2013) and R. Miller, R. G. Rubio and V. M. Starov, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 206 (2014).

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical