About the book
At first sight, a subject of this book may appear as a rather specialized topic; however, wetting and wettability are fundamental to many important phenomena, including adhesion, penetration of liquids into capillary structures, granulation and agglomeration of fines and powders, interfacial chemical reactions, spreading and retention of liquid sprays on the surface, particle floatation, cleaning, printing and so on. Wetting is also an indispensable part of fluid rheology and fluid dynamics. Therefore, it is an influential theme with countless practical applications including biology, pharmacy, healthcare, agrochemistry, petrochemistry, minerals and metals, ceramics, polymers, coatings, fibers, adhesives, etc. Even though wetting and wettability have been studied since long ago, this remains a very booming research area that reveals new opportunities for discoveries and innovations related to the nanoscale, advanced materials, novel measurement, characterization techniques, and data processing.
This book aims to offer a rare opportunity for researchers from various domains to share cutting-edge interdisciplinary knowledge, including both fundamentals and practical applications.