Physico-Chemical Aspects of Forced Wetting

  • Michèle Vignes-Adler
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 456)


This chapter deals with the drop-solid surface interaction when the drop liquid is a surface-active solution. The basic concepts of spontaneous wetting and of the static and dynamic surface properties of surface-active solutions are first recalled. Then, the influence of surfactants on forced wetting is addressed.


Contact Angle Contact Line Disjoin Pressure Dynamic Contact Angle Surface Tension Gradient 
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  • Michèle Vignes-Adler
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux Divisés et des Interfaces (FRE 2395 du CNRS)Université de Marne la ValléeChamps sur Marne Cedex2France

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