Faculty Advisor

Garcia, Rafael.

Abstract

Water does not wet on the graphite surface at room temperature, but a prediction states that there should be a transition to complete wetting at an elevated temperature. Our goal is to experimentally observe a wetting transition of water on graphite and determine the wetting temperature. The result is that we observed a partial wetting transition near 325K, but we did not observe a transition to complete wetting up to 500K. Further future work is still necessary.

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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