This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion held in Providence, Rhode Island, May 20â€“23, 2002.
This symposium was held to provide a forum to update and consolidate the research activity on this topic. The world of wettability is very wide as it plays an extremely important role in a legion of technological areas.
This volume contains a total of 25 papers covering myriad aspects of contact angle and wettability. All manuscripts were rigorously peer-reviewed and all were revised and properly edited before inclusion in this volume. This book is divided into three parts: General Papers; Contact Angle Measurements/Determination and Solid Surface Free Energy; and Wetting and Spreading: Fundamental and Applied Aspects. The topics covered include: fundamental aspects of contact line region; effect of adsorbed vapor on liquidâ€“solid adhesion; molecular origin of contact angles; various factors influencing contact angle measurements; different kinds of contact angles; various ways to measure contact angles; contact angle hysteresis; determination of solid surface free energies via contact angles; contact angle measurements on various materials (smooth, rough, porous, heterogeneous); factors influencing/dictating wetting and spreading phenomena; ultrahydrophobic polymer surfaces; switchable wettability; reactive wetting; wetting by nanocrystallites; dewetting; wetting of self-assembled monolayers; reversible wetting of structured surfaces; wetting in granular and porous media; relationship between wetting and adhesion; relevance/importance of wetting and surface energetics in technological applications, including food industry.
This volume and its predecessors containing bountiful information will be of great interest and value to everyone interested in the contemporary R&D activity in the fascinating world of contact angles and wettability. The information garnered in these volumes will hopefull
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Papers 1. Adsorption, evaporation, condensation, and fluid flow in the contact line region 2. Experimental study of contact line dynamics by capillary rise and fall 3. Condensation transport in triple line motion 4. Inertial dewetting: Shocks and surface waves 5. Effect of adsorbed vapor on liquid-solid adhesion Part 2: Contact Angle Measurements / Determination and Solid Surface Free Energy 6. The molecular origin of contact angles in terms of different combining rules for intermolecular potentials 7. Contact angle measurements and criteria for surface energetic interpretation 8. Advancing, receding and vibrated contact angles on rough hydrophobic surfaces 9. Dynamic evolution of contact angle on solid substrates during evaporation 10. The concept, characterization, concerns and consequences of contact angles in solid-liquid-liquid systems 11. A thermodynamic model for wetting free energies of solids from contact angles 12. Characterization of surface free energies and surface chemistry of solids Part 3: Wetting and Spreading: Fundamental and Applied Aspects 13. Merging two concepts: Ultrahydrophobic polymer surfaces and switchable wettability 14. Self-propelled drop movement: Chemical influences on the use of kinetic or equilibrium approaches in reactive wetting 15. Effects of surface defect, polycrystallinity and nanostructure of self-assembled monolayers on wetting and its interpretation 16. Wetting of a substrate by nanocrystallites 17. Light-induced reversible wetting of structured surfaces 18. Wetting in porous media: Some theoretical and practical aspects 19. Dynamic aspects of wetting in granular matter 20. The effect of rock surface characteristics on reservoir wettability 21. Viscous dissipation and rheological behavior near the solid/liquid/vapor triple line. Application to the spreading of silicone oils 22. Adsorption isotherms of cationic surfactants on bitumen films studied using axisymmetric drop shape analysis 23. Application of drop