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Surface Wetting

Characterization, Contact Angle, and Fundamentals


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 1-6
  3. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 35-54
  4. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 55-98
  5. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 99-121
  6. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 123-133
  7. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 135-148
  8. Kock-Yee Law, Hong Zhao
    Pages 149-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 157-162

About this book


This book describes key basic concepts in surface and clarifies fundamental issues that lead to misconceptions in wetting and contact angle interpretation. A set of contact angle measurement protocols is summarized and may be served as guidelines for future standardization in this field. The authors also discuss issues related to surface definitions and terminologies.


Adhesion Hydrophilic Hydrophilicity Hydrophobic Hydrophobicity Solid-Liquid Interface Superhydrophobic Surface Energy Wettability

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Founder & CEO at Research and Innovative SolutionsPenfieldUSA
  2. 2.School of Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear EngineeringVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

About the authors

Dr. Kock-Yee Law is a researcher in nanotechnology and surface design with over 120 peer-reviewed publications and 105 granted US patents to date. Dr. Hong Zhao is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Engineering, Mechanical, and Nuclear Engineering. 

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