Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Volume 5 by Kash L. Mittal

By Kash L. Mittal

This quantity chronicles the court cases of the fifth foreign Symposium on touch attitude, Wettability and Adhesion, Toronto, Canada, June 2006. Wettability is of pivotal value in lots of and sundry arenas, starting from mundane to micro-and nanofluidics to lithography to biomedical. it's going to be underscored that during the final years there was burgeoning curiosity in replicating the so-called "Lotus Leaf impact" to create superhydrophobic surfaces. This quantity incorporates a overall of nineteen papers masking many features of touch perspective, wettability, and adhesion. All manuscripts have been carefully peer-reviewed and revised and edited sooner than inclusion during this e-book. Concomitantly, this quantity represents an archival ebook of the top standard.

This publication (5th quantity within the sequence) is split into 3 elements: half 1 - touch perspective Measurements and strong floor unfastened strength; half 2 - Relevance of Wetting in cleansing and Adhesion; and half three - Superhydrophobic Surfaces. the subjects coated contain basic facets of touch perspective and its dimension, solidification touch angles of micro-droplets, microscopic wettability of wooden name partitions, dynamic vapor-liquid interfacial pressure, floor unfastened power of polymeric fabrics, floor cleanliness review from wettability measurements, wettability parameters affecting floor cleanability of chrome steel and textiles, wetting and adhesion in fibrous fabrics, wettability and adhesion of coatings, adhesion of hydrophobizing brokers, modulation of floor houses of polymers, graft potency and adhesion, relevance of interfacial loose power in cellphone adhesion, numerous ways to create superhydrophobic surfaces, and adsorption of surfactants on hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces.

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