Lateral drop adhesion

Preeti S. Yadav, Prashant Bahadur, Rafael Tadmor

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Drops contact angle is perhaps the simplest and most common way of characterizing surfaces. Yet, contact angle hysteresis, associated with line energy,l often obscure the validity of this simple measurement. In this study, we will derive the exact relation between the Young equilibrium contact angle, and the advancing and receding contact angles, and confront the theoretical prediction with experimental results. Line energy is also associated with the drop's lateral adhesion,2 and here too we will present experiments results and confront them with theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 30 Oct 20054 Nov 2005


Conference05AIChE: 2005 AIChE Annual Meeting and Fall Showcase
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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