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Index Wetting

Wetting is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface, resulting from intermolecular interactions when the two are brought together. [1]

65 relations: Adhesion, Adhesive, Adsorption, Amott test, Anti-fog, Buoyancy, Capillary action, Carbon nanotube, Cassie's law, Ceramic, Chemical bond, Chemical Reviews, Chemical Society Reviews, Cohesion (chemistry), Contact angle, Density, Dewetting, Drop (liquid), Electrowetting, Energy, Ferrocene, Force, Gas, Glass, Graphene, Gravitational constant, Hydrophile, Hydrophobe, Hysteresis, Ideal surface, Intermolecular force, Intrinsic and extrinsic properties, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Linear function, Liquid, Lotus effect, Miscibility, Moiety (chemistry), Molar mass, Nanomesh, Organic compound, Organometallics, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Polystyrene, Redox, Rise in core, Sessile drop technique, Silicon dioxide, Soap bubble, ..., Solid, Structural analog, Surface energy, Surface science, Surface tension, Surfactant, Thermodynamic equilibrium, Triangle, Van der Waals force, Vinyl group, Viscosity, Wetting current, Wetting transition, William Zisman, Wittig reaction. Expand index (15 more) »


Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another (cohesion refers to the tendency of similar or identical particles/surfaces to cling to one another).

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An adhesive, also known as glue, cement, mucilage, or paste, is any substance applied to one surface, or both surfaces, of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation.

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Adsorption is the adhesion of atoms, ions or molecules from a gas, liquid or dissolved solid to a surface.

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Amott test

The Amott test is one of the most widely used empirical wettability measurements for reservoir cores in petroleum engineering.

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Anti-fog agents, also known as anti-fogging agents and treatments, are chemicals that prevent the condensation of water in the form of small droplets on a surface which resemble fog.

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In physics, buoyancy or upthrust, is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object.

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Capillary action

Capillary action (sometimes capillarity, capillary motion, capillary effect, or wicking) is the ability of a liquid to flow in narrow spaces without the assistance of, or even in opposition to, external forces like gravity.

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Carbon nanotube

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure.

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Cassie's law

Cassie's law describes the effective contact angle θc for a liquid on a composite surface.

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A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.

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Chemical bond

A chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds.

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Chemical Reviews

Chemical Reviews is peer-reviewed scientific journal published twice per month by the American Chemical Society.

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Chemical Society Reviews

Chemical Society Reviews is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, for review articles on topics of current interest in chemistry.

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Cohesion (chemistry)

Cohesion (from Latin cohaesiō "cling" or "unity") or cohesive attraction or cohesive force is the action or property of like molecules sticking together, being mutually attractive.

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Contact angle

The contact angle is the angle, conventionally measured through the liquid, where a liquid–vapor interface meets a solid surface.

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The density, or more precisely, the volumetric mass density, of a substance is its mass per unit volume.

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In fluid mechanics, dewetting is one of the processes that can occur at a solid–liquid or liquid–liquid interface.

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Drop (liquid)

A drop or droplet is a small column of liquid, bounded completely or almost completely by free surfaces.

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Electrowetting is the modification of the wetting properties of a surface (which is typically hydrophobic) with an applied electric field.

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In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object.

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Ferrocene is an organometallic compound with the formula Fe(C5H5)2.

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In physics, a force is any interaction that, when unopposed, will change the motion of an object.

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Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma).

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Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid that is often transparent and has widespread practical, technological, and decorative usage in, for example, window panes, tableware, and optoelectronics.

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Graphene is a semi-metal with a small overlap between the valence and the conduction bands (zero bandgap material).

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Gravitational constant

The gravitational constant (also known as the "universal gravitational constant", the "Newtonian constant of gravitation", or the "Cavendish gravitational constant"), denoted by the letter, is an empirical physical constant involved in the calculation of gravitational effects in Sir Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation and in Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

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A hydrophile is a molecule or other molecular entity that is attracted to water molecules and tends to be dissolved by water.

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In chemistry, hydrophobicity is the physical property of a molecule (known as a hydrophobe) that is seemingly repelled from a mass of water.

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Hysteresis is the dependence of the state of a system on its history.

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Ideal surface

An ideal solid surface is flat, rigid, perfectly smooth, and chemically homogeneous, and has zero contact angle hysteresis.

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Intermolecular force

Intermolecular forces (IMF) are the forces which mediate interaction between molecules, including forces of attraction or repulsion which act between molecules and other types of neighboring particles, e.g., atoms or ions.

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Intrinsic and extrinsic properties

An intrinsic property is a property of a system or of a material itself or within.

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Journal of Organometallic Chemistry

The Journal of Organometallic Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier, covering research on organometallic chemistry.

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Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1989 and published by IOP Publishing.

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Linear function

In mathematics, the term linear function refers to two distinct but related notions.

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A liquid is a nearly incompressible fluid that conforms to the shape of its container but retains a (nearly) constant volume independent of pressure.

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Lotus effect

The lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of Nelumbo or "lotus flower".

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Miscibility is the property of substances to mix in all proportions (that is, to fully dissolve in each other at any concentration), forming a homogeneous solution.

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Moiety (chemistry)

In organic chemistry, a moiety is a part of a molecule.

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Molar mass

In chemistry, the molar mass M is a physical property defined as the mass of a given substance (chemical element or chemical compound) divided by the amount of substance.

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The nanomesh is a new inorganic nanostructured two-dimensional material, similar to graphene.

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Organic compound

In chemistry, an organic compound is generally any chemical compound that contains carbon.

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Organometallics is a biweekly journal published by the American Chemical Society.

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Philosophical Transactions, titled Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (often abbreviated as Phil. Trans.) from 1776, is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society.

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Polystyrene (PS) is a synthetic aromatic hydrocarbon polymer made from the monomer styrene.

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Redox (short for reduction–oxidation reaction) (pronunciation: or) is a chemical reaction in which the oxidation states of atoms are changed.

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Rise in core

The rise in core (RIC) method is an alternate reservoir wettability characterization method described by S. Ghedan and C. H. Canbaz in 2014.

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Sessile drop technique

Fig 1: An illustration of the sessile drop technique with a liquid droplet partially wetting a solid substrate. \theta_C is the contact angle, and \gamma_SG\, \gamma_LG\, \gamma_SL\ represent the solid–gas, gas–liquid, and liquid–solid interfaces, respectively. The sessile drop technique is a method used for the characterization of solid surface energies, and in some cases, aspects of liquid surface energies.

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Silicon dioxide

Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula, most commonly found in nature as quartz and in various living organisms.

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Soap bubble

A soap bubble is an extremely thin film of soapy water enclosing air that forms a hollow sphere with an iridescent surface.

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Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma).

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Structural analog

A structural analog, also known as a chemical analog or simply an analog, is a compound having a structure similar to that of another compound, but differing from it in respect to a certain component.

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Surface energy

Surface Free energy, or interfacial free energy, quantifies the disruption of intermolecular bonds that occur when a surface is created.

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Surface science

Surface science is the study of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases, including solid–liquid interfaces, solid–gas interfaces, solid–vacuum interfaces, and liquid–gas interfaces.

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Surface tension

Surface tension is the elastic tendency of a fluid surface which makes it acquire the least surface area possible.

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Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid.

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Thermodynamic equilibrium

Thermodynamic equilibrium is an axiomatic concept of thermodynamics.

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A triangle is a polygon with three edges and three vertices.

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Van der Waals force

In molecular physics, the van der Waals forces, named after Dutch scientist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, are distance-dependent interactions between atoms or molecules.

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Vinyl group

In chemistry, vinyl or ethenyl is the functional group with the formula −CH.

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The viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.

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Wetting current

In electrical engineering, wetting current (sometimes also spelled as whetting current in archaic sources) is the minimum electric current needing to flow through a contact to break through the surface film resistance.

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Wetting transition

A wetting transition (Cassie–Wenzel transition) may occur during the process of wetting of a solid (or liquid) surface with a liquid.

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William Zisman


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Wittig reaction

The Wittig reaction or Wittig olefination is a chemical reaction of an aldehyde or ketone with a triphenyl phosphonium ylide (often called a Wittig reagent) to give an alkene and triphenylphosphine oxide.

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