Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 53, Issue 5, pp 1297–1302 | Cite as

Physical mechanism of the wetting of solid surfaces

  • N. V. Churaev


This article examines physical principles in the theory of wetting. Wetting angles are calculated by using isotherms of the disjoining pressure of wetting liquid films on solid substrates.


Statistical Physic Solid Surface Physical Mechanism Liquid Film Solid Substrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Churaev
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  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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