Fundamental Understanding of Drops Wettability Behavior Theoretically and Experimentally

Hartmann E. N’Guessan, Robert White, Aisha Leh, Arnab Baksi, Rafael Tadmor

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Although seemingly precluding the existence of each other the two methods pertaining to the wetting behavior of drops on surfaces are reconciled here. One method traces back to the concept of line energy, whereas the other is based on force equations derived by Furmidge and Dussan. Using the later-developed Shanahan-de Gennes method from theory and experimental data, these two approaches are brought into agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118795620
ISBN (Print)9781118472927
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Centrifugal adhesion balance
  • Drop retention force
  • Young equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Materials Science (all)


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