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Wetting and Spreading Dynamics

1st Edition

By Victor M. Starov, Victor M. Starov, Manuel G. Velarde, Clayton J. Radke

CRC Press

544 pages | 147 B/W Illus.

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Wetting and Spreading Dynamics explains wetting phenomena when a liquid partially or completely wets solid or immiscible liquid surfaces. Written for both newcomers and experienced researchers in the field, the book uses principles and terminology from colloid science, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics to solve equilibrium and dynamic problems in wetting and spreading.

This book explains how surface forces acting at the three-phase contact line determine equilibrium, hysteresis contact angles, and all 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 (drop or meniscus) and solid substrate.

Detailing the kinetics of spreading over both porous and nonporous substrates, the book observes how surface forces remove “singularity” at the moving three-phase contact line in the latter. The authors introduce novel universal spreading laws that apply to the spreading over porous substrates, which were experimentally verified. They also investigate the influence of surfactants on kinetics of spreading over hydrophobic substrates, spontaneous imbibition into hydrophobic or partially hydrophilic porous bodies.

Drawing together theory and experimental data while presenting over 150 figures to illustrate the concepts, Wetting and Spreading Dynamics discusses open questions, challenges, and future directions for research and myriad applications of equilibrium and dynamics of wetting.

Reviews

This book is for both beginners in the area and practitioners alike. It is also suitable for undergraduate and graduate students working in the area.

—S.S. Dukhin, in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

Table of Contents

SURFACE FORCES AND THE EQUILIBRIUM OF LIQUIDS ON SOLID SUBSTRATES

Wetting and Young’s Equation

Surface Forces and Disjoining Pressure

Static Hysteresis of Contact Angle

EQUILIBRIUM WETTING PHENOMENA

Thin Liquid Films on Flat Solid Substrates Equilibrium Droplets on the Solid Substrate under Oversaturation ( Pe

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013050
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science