Significance of the receding contact angle in the determination of surface free energy

Michał Paweł Chodkowski


Surface free energy measurements of solids are a very important issue in various fields of science. Many functional, chemical and physical properties of a given material depend on its surface free energy. The basic method of the surface free energy determination are the contact angle measurements. There are several empirical methods useful to calculate the surface free energy of solids. They are based on the measurements of the contact angle of liquids with the defined surface tension. The aim of this paper is to examine the significance of the receding contact angle measurements in the determination of surface free energy of solids.


receding contact angle, equilibrium contact angle, Tadmor’s contact angle, CAH, surface free energy

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Data publikacji: 2019-11-06 00:00:00
Data złożenia artykułu: 2019-05-10 11:12:56


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