Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 266, Issue 5, pp 470–474

Capillary rise of liquids in rectangular tubings


  • K. S. Birdi
    • Fysisk-Kemisk Institut
  • D. T. Vu
    • Fysisk-Kemisk Institut
  • A. Winter
    • Danmarks Geol. Undersogelse (DGU)
  • A. Nørregård
    • DK-Teknik
Colloid Science

DOI: 10.1007/BF01457265

Cite this article as:
Birdi, K.S., Vu, D.T., Winter, A. et al. Colloid & Polymer Sci (1988) 266: 470. doi:10.1007/BF01457265


The capillary rise of liquids was investigated in square capillary tubings of different dimensions (e. g. 300 μm · 300 μm to 1000 μm · 1000 μm) in the temperature range 25° to 35°C.

The data were fitted to an equation:γ=1/2 ·Δϱ ·g · (S · (C ·H/2 +C ·S)) whereγ is the surface tension of the liquid,S is the side length of the square tubing,H is the capillary rise,C (= 1.089) is a capillary constant.

Key words

Capillary risesurface tensionliquids

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© Steinkopff 1988