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Surface Energy

Edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

The words hydro, phobic and philic are derived from Greek and they mean water, fear and adoration respectively. These words are being used to define the interaction of water and other materials. As an example, these words are being used in classification of liquids and solids based on their solubility in water, as well as classification of solid surfaces regarding to their wettability. A lot of surfaces in the nature have Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning properties. For example the wings of a butterfly, leaves of some plants, including cabbage and Indian Cress, have the mentioned properties. The best example is the LOTUS leaf. This book collects new developments in the science of surface energy.

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Surface EnergyEdited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei

Published: December 16th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59354

ISBN: 978-953-51-2216-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6646-7

Copyright year: 2015

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25350 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

47 Dimensions Citations


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1. Re-derivation of Young’s Equation, Wenzel Equation, and Cassie-Baxter Equation Based on Energy Minimization

By Kwangseok Seo, Minyoung Kim and Do Hyun Kim


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2. Capillary Bridges — A Tool for Three-Phase Contact Investigation

By Boryan P. Radoev, Plamen V. Petkov and Ivan T. Ivanov


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3. Solid-Liquid-Solid Interfaces

By Jeffrey L. Streator


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4. Adhesive Properties of Metals and Metal Alloys

By Anna Rudawska


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5. Plasma Processing for Tailoring the Surface Properties of Polymers

By Hisham M. Abourayana and Denis P. Dowling


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6. DFT Investigations on the CVD Growth of Graphene

By Meicheng Li, Yingfeng Li and Joseph Michel Mbengue


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7. Modern Methods (Without Determining the Contact Angle and Surface Tension) for Estimating the Surface Properties of Materials (Using Video and Computer Technology)

By A.O. Titov, I.I. Titova, M.O. Titov and O.P. Titov


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8. A General-Purpose Multiphase/Multispecies Model to Predict the Spread, Percutaneous Hazard, and Contact Dynamics for Nonporous and Porous Substrates and Membranes

By Navaz Homayun, Zand Ali, Gat Amir and Atkinson Theresa


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9. Micro/Nano Hierarchical Super-Lyophobic Surfaces Against Gallium-Based Liquid Metal Alloy

By Daeyoung Kim and Jeong-Bong Lee


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10. Effect of Certain Ethylene Oxide Heterogeneous Heterobifunctional Acyclic Oligomers (HEHAO) on Wetting

By Calin Jianu


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11. Recent Advances in the Methods for Designing Superhydrophobic Surfaces

By Harinarayanan Puliyalil, Gregor Filipič and Uroš Cvelbar


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12. Lipid Self-Spreading on Solid Substrates

By Irep Gözen, Paul Dommersnes and Aldo Jesorka


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