Studying of Contact Angle Friction and Contact Angle Hysteresis (CAH) through Force Measurements
friction, force measurement
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A novel method of measuring contact line friction and contact angle hysteresis is described. In this method, a droplet is constrained between two surfaces while the surface of interest initiates motion. The results are compared to conventional characterization methods such as measuring the angle of inclined plane for droplet motion and measuring advancing and receding contact angles by infusing/withdrawing liquid from the substrate. At slow speeds, the proposed method provides a measure of the hysteresis but can also capture information about the contact line friction and viscous affects. Droplet force dependence on droplet size (height/width) is also investigated.
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ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, v. 7, p. 721-724, art. IMECE2012-89869
Scholar Commons Citation
Ni, Qi; Marschke, Timo; Steele, Samuel; Seyed, Najafi; and Crane, Nathan B., "Studying of Contact Angle Friction and Contact Angle Hysteresis (CAH) through Force Measurements" (2012). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 37.