Dr. Rafael Garcia
Dr. Stephan A. Koehler
Dr. Alex A. Zozulya
"The temperature dependence of the contact angle of water on graphite, silicon and gold was investigated under various conditions to test the Sharp-Kink Approximation. Despite correctly predicting the contact angle at room temperature, the ideal Sharp-Kink Approximation was not found to accurately describe the contact angle's temperature dependence. The discrepancies from the predicted contact angle were characterized in terms of a correction H(T) to the liquid-solid surface tension. H(T) was found to be linear in temperature and decreasing, and is consistent with electrostatic charge effects."
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Osborne III, Kenneth L., "Temperature-Dependence of the Contact Angle of Water on Graphite, Silicon, and Gold" (2009). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 900.
wetting transitions, water, gold, graphite, silicon, contact angle, matlab