|Authors||Grundke, K. ; Nitschke, M. ; Minko, S. ; Stamm, M. ; Froeck, C. ; Simon, F. ; Uhlmann, St. ; Pöschel, K. ; Motornov, M.|
Merging Two Concepts: Ultrahydrophobic Polymer Surfaces and Switchable Wettability
Contact Angle, Wettability, and Adhesion, vol. 3, K.L. Mittal, ed.
|Abstract||This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion held in Providence, Rhode Island, May 2023, 2002. <br />This symposium was held to provide a forum to update and consolidate the research activity on this topic. The world of wettability is very wide as it plays an extremely important role in a legion of technological areas. <br />This volume contains a total of 25 papers covering myriad aspects of contact angle and wettability. All manuscripts were rigorously peer-reviewed and all were revised and properly edited before inclusion in this volume. This book is divided into three parts: General Papers; Contact Angle Measurements/Determination and Solid Surface Free Energy; and Wetting and Spreading: Fundamental and Applied Aspects. The topics covered include: fundamental aspects of contact line region; effect of adsorbed vapor on liquidsolid adhesion; molecular origin of contact angles; various factors influencing contact angle measurements; different kinds of contact angles; various ways to measure contact angles; contact angle hysteresis; determination of solid surface free energies via contact angles; contact angle measurements on various materials (smooth, rough, porous, heterogeneous); factors influencing/dictating wetting and spreading phenomena; ultrahydrophobic polymer surfaces; switchable wettability; reactive wetting; wetting by nanocrystallites; dewetting; wetting of self-assembled monolayers; reversible wetting of structured surfaces; wetting in granular and porous media; relationship between wetting and adhesion; relevance/importance of wetting and surface energetics in technological applications, including food industry. <br />This volume and its predecessors containing bountiful information will be of great interest and value to everyone interested in the contemporary R&D activity in the fascinating world of contact angles and wettability. The information garnered in these volumes will hopefully serve as a fountainhead for new research ideas and applications. <br /><br />ISBN 90-6764-391-2|
|Citation||VSP, Utrecht (2003) 267-291|
|Tags||PG_Ultrahydrophobie , MBC_Plasma|