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Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Volume 1

Edited by K.L. Mittal
Series: Adhesion and Adhesives: Fundamental and Applied Aspects
Copyright: 2013   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118472927  |  Hardcover  |  
434 pages | 191 illustrations
Price: $195 USD
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With 22 articles from world-renowned researchers, this book offers an extraordinary commentary on contemporary research activity in contact angle and wettability

The information provided in this book should be of great interest and value to materials scientists, surface and chemical engineers as well as R&D, manufacturing, and quality control personnel in a host of industries and technological areas such as printing, textile, adhesive bonding, packaging, automotive, aerospace, composites,microfluidics, biomedical, paint, microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

The history of modern contact angle and wetting can be traced back to the seminal paper by Thomas Young,“An Essay on the Cohesion of Fluids,” published in 1805. However, the first paper on the subject was written by Galileo Galilei in 1612 when he wrote “Bodies that Stay Atop of Water, or Move in It.”

Interest in wettability is far-reaching as it plays an extremely important role in many areas of human endeavor, ranging from high-tech (microelectronics, micro- and nanofluidics, MEMS and NEMS, and biomedical devices, for example) to everyday applications (e.g. washing of clothes and spraying of insecticides/pesticides on agricultural products).

The 22 articles comprising this volume originate from an invited conference held in Quebec City in 2012 and showcase many of the world’s foremost specialists, providing their latest research results. The book’s 22 chapters are arranged into four parts: Fundamental Aspects; Superhydrohobic Surfaces; Wettability Modification; and Wettability and Surface Free Energy.

The topics discussed include: contact angle hysteresis on heterogeneous surfaces and in multiphase systems; fundamental understanding of drops wettability behavior; computational aspects of self-cleaning surface mechanisms; utility of imaginary contact angles in the characterization of wettability on rough surfaces; determination of surface free energy at the nanoscale via atomic force microscopy; superhydrophobicity and its assessment criteria; wettability modification techniques for different materials; effects of cold RF plasma treatment on the germination rate of plant seeds; wettability of wood; wettability of the DPPC bilayer; wettability, contact angles, and surface free energy of solids; influence of surface free energy on the friction coefficient between a tire and road surface.

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Author / Editor Details
Kashmiri Lal Mittal was employed by the IBM Corporation from 1972 through 1993. Currently, he is teaching and consulting worldwide in the broad areas of adhesion as well as surface cleaning. He has received numerous awards and honors including the title of doctor honoris causa from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is the editor of more than 110 books dealing with adhesion measurement, adhesion of polymeric coatings, polymer surfaces, adhesive joints, adhesion promoters, thin films, polyimides, surface modification, surface cleaning, and surfactants. Dr. Mittal is also the Founding Editor of the journal Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives.

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Table of Contents
Part 1: Fundamental Aspects
1 Correlation between Contact Line Pinning and Contact Angle Hysteresis on Heterogeneous Surfaces: A Review and Discussion

Mohammad Amin Sarshar, Wei Xu,and Chang-Hwan Choi
2 Computational and Experimental Study of Contact Angle Hysteresis in Multiphase Systems
Vahid Mortazavi, Vahid Hejazi, Roshan M D’Souza, and Michael Nosonovsky
3 Heterogeneous Nucleation on a Completely Wettable Substrate
Masao Iwamatsu
4 Local Wetting at Contact Line on Textured Hydrophobic Surfaces
Ri Li and Yanguang Shan
5 Fundamental Understanding of Drops Wettability Behavior Theoretically and Experimentally
Hartmann E. N’guessan, Robert White, Aisha Leh, Arnab Baksi, and Rafael Tadmor
6 Hierarchical Structures Obtained by Breath Figures Self-Assembly and Chemical Etching and their Wetting Properties
Edward Bormashenko, Sagi Balter, Roman Grynyov, and Doron Aurbach
7 Computational Aspects of Self-Cleaning Surface Mechanisms
Muhammad Osman, Raheel Rasool, and Roger A. Sauer
8 Study of Material–Water Interactions Using the Wilhelmy Plate Method
Eric Tomasetti, Sylvie Derclaye, Mary-Hélène Delvaux, and Paul G. Rouxhet
9 On the Utility of Imaginary Contact Angles in the Characterization of Wettability of Rough Medicinal Hydrophilic Titanium
S. Lüers, C. Seitz, M. Laub, and H.P. Jennissen
10 Determination of Surface Free Energy at the Nanoscale via Atomic Force Microscopy without Altering the Original Morphology
L. Mazzola and A. Galderisi
Part 2: Superhydrophobic Surfaces
11 Assessment Criteria for Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Stochastic Roughness

Angela Duparré and Luisa Coriand
12 Nanostructured Lubricated Silver Flake Polymer Composites Exhibiting Robust Superhydrophobicity
Ilker S. Bayer, Luigi Martiradonna, and Athanassia Athanassiou
13 Local Wetting Modification on Carnauba Wax-Coated Hierarchical Surfaces by Infrared Laser Treatment
Athanasios Milionis, Roberta Ruffilli, Ilker S. Bayer, Lorenzo Dominici, Despina Fragouli, and Athanassia Athanassiou
Part 3: Wettability Modification
14 Cold Radiofrequency Plasma Treatment Modifies Wettability and Germination Rate of Plant Seeds

Edward Bormashenko, Roman Grynyov, Yelena Bormashenko, and Elyashiv Drori
15 Controlling the Wettability of Acrylate Coatings with Photo-Induced Micro-Folding
Thomas Bahners, Lutz Prager, and Jochen S. Gutmann
16 Influence of Surface Densification of Wood on its Dynamic Wettability and Surface Free Energy
M. Petricˇ, A. Kutnar, L. Rautkari, K. Laine, and M. Hughes
17 Contact Angle on Two Canadian Woods: Influence of Moisture Content and Plane of Section
Fabio Tomczak and Bernard Riedl
18 Plasma Deposition of ZnO Thin Film on Sugar Maple: The Effect on Contact Angle
Fabio Tomczak, Bernard Riedl, and Pierre Blanchet
19 Effect of Relative Humidity on Contact Angle and its Hysteresis on Phospholipid DPPC Bilayer Deposited on Glass
Emil Chibowski, Konrad Terpilowski, and Lucyna Holysz
Part 4: Wettability and Surface Free Energy
20 Contact Angles and Surface Energy of Solids: Relevance and Limitations

Paul G. Rouxhet
21 Surface Free Energy and Wettability of Different Oil and Gas Reservoir Rocks
Andrei S. Zelenev and Nathan Lett
22 Influence of Surface Free Energy and Wettability on Friction Coefficient between Tire and Road Surface in Wet Conditions
L. Mazzola, A. Galderisi, G. Fortunato, V. Ciaravola, and M. Giustiniano

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SCI055000: Science/Physics/General
TEC021000:: Technology & Engineering/Materials Science
TEC009060: Technology & Engineering/Industrial Engineering
TDCK: Surface-coatings Technology
TGM: Materials Science

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