Approaches in wetting phenomena

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We review the subject of drops on surfaces from the early days of Young through the concept of line tension (line energy) and the equations of Furmidge and Dussan to the more modern Shanahan-de Gennes approach and the equations and experiments that emanated from them. The force approach and line energy approach seems mutually exclusive, but we reconcile them using the Shanahan-de Gennes approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1577-1580
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number5
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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