Faculty Advisor

Garcia, Rafael

Abstract

Droplets and uniform films are two equilibrium states of liquid on a substrate, also referred to as partial wetting and complete wetting respectively. A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a device capable of measuring film thickness on a substrate. A QCM apparatus was constructed for observation of the wetting transition between these two states. A computer program was designed to run experiments using this apparatus.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Program

Physics

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