Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful
study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of
Applied Surface Thermodynamics offers a comprehensive
state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides
students and researchers with fundamental knowledge and practical
guidelines in solving real-world problems related to the
measurement and interpretation of interfacial properties.
Containing 40 percent new material and reorganized content, this
second edition begins by presenting a generalized Gibbs theory of
capillarity, including discussions of highly curved interfaces.
Concentrating on drop-shape techniques, the book discusses
liquid-fluid interfacial tension and its measurement. Next, the
authors focus on contact angles with chapters on experimental
procedures, thermodynamic models, and the interpretation of contact
angles in terms of solid surface tension. The book discusses
theoretical approaches to determining solid surface tension as well
as interfacial tensions of particles and their manifestations. It
concludes by discussing drop size dependence of contact angles and
What's New in the Second Edition:
- Recent progress in Axisymmetric Drop Shape Analysis (ADSA)
- Image processing methods for drop shape analysis
- Advanced applications and generalizations of ADSA
- Recent studies of contact angle hysteresis
- Contact angles on inert fluoropolymers
- Update on line tension and the drop size dependence of contact
Exploring a range of different aspects of surface science and
its applications, the book logically progresses so that knowledge
of previous chapters enhances the understanding of subsequent
material, yet each chapter is freestanding so that experienced
researchers can quickly refer to topics of particular interest.
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