Contact Angle

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Wettability determines the adhesion of coatings

Coatings are typically evaluated by methods such as laboratory drawdown. Contact angle measurement can provide a more quantitative approach.

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How to study the wettability of the contact lens?

Contact lens should support a continuous tear film for optimum visual clarity. It should also resist the sorption of tear components as deposition can lead to decreased visual clarity and discomfort. Wettability of the surface affects both the tear film as well as biocompatibility of the lens.

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What is wettability?

Wettability is the preference of a liquid to be in contact with a solid surrounded by another fluid (liquid or gas). Depending on the application, wettability can be wanted or not.

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Why is contact angle important?

In industry, wettability is important for example when manufacturing electronics or when planning how to extract oil from the oil reservoir. In all these applications, knowing the contact angle value gives a strong indication on the performance of the product or a successfulness of the process.

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What is contact angle?

Contact angle is easy to understand visually. It is the angle a droplet forms in contact with a solid surface. Thermodynamically, it is a balance between different forces acting on a three-phase contact point where solid, liquid and air meet.

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Wettability of superhydrophobic surfaces - Contact angle, friction and adhesion

With increasing understanding of the superhydrophobicity, the measurement methods to quantify the degree of hydrophobicity deserve some thought.

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How To Measure Surface Free Energy?

Calculate critical surface tension or surface free energy for a solid by testing against a series of liquids and measuring the contact angles.

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How to measure dynamic contact angles on superhydrophobic surfaces

This video will explain two main methods for measuring dynamic contact angle.

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Advances in Wettability Analysis for Superhydrophobic Surfaces

The non-wetting surfaces have experienced an enormous boost of interest after the observation of superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning effect in natural lotus leaves.

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