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Approaches in wetting phenomena

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We review the subject of drops on surfaces from the early days of Young through the concept of line tension (line energy) and the equations of Furmidge and Dussan to the more modern Shanahan–de Gennes approach and the equations and experiments that emanated from them. The force approach and line energy approach seems mutually exclusive, but we reconcile them using the Shanahan–de Gennes approach.

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The article was first published on 19 Nov 2010

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00775G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 1577-1580
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    Approaches in wetting phenomena

    R. Tadmor, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 1577
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00775G

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