Wetting, Spreading and Reactions at Liquid/Solid Interfaces

  • Joseph A. Pask
  • Antoni P. Tomsia
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 14)


A surface represents the discontinuity of the bulk structure; the resulting distortion and change in coordination number of the atoms at the surface causes a higher free energy over a corresponding plane and number of atoms in the bulk. This excess free energy is defined as surface energy or the solid/vapor interfacial energy, γsv. The same analysis applies to an interface between condensed phases, e. g. a solid and liquid, which would then be referred to as solid/liquid interfacial energy,γs1.


Contact Angle Interfacial Energy Excess Free Energy High Free Energy Angle Form 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Pask
    • 1
  • Antoni P. Tomsia
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials and Molecular Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Department of Materials Science and Mineral EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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