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Soft contact: measurement and interpretation of contact angles

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Abstract

The measurement and interpretation of contact angles deceptively appear to be simple. This paper attempts to summarize the pitfalls in the field, and how to avoid them. First, the fundamental underlying theory that is necessary in order to properly measure and interpret contact angles is discussed, emphasizing recent developments. Then, the practical implications of these theoretical aspects are presented. In addition, the discussion highlights the missing pieces of the picture that need to be completed through future research.

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The article was received on 18 Oct 2005, accepted on 14 Nov 2005 and first published on 25 Nov 2005


Article type: Opinion
DOI: 10.1039/B514811C
Citation: Soft Matter, 2006,2, 12-17
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    Soft contact: measurement and interpretation of contact angles

    A. Marmur, Soft Matter, 2006, 2, 12
    DOI: 10.1039/B514811C

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