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ZB 10 - Soft Condensed Matter (R. Holyst)

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We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!
We are different, but we all do great Science; and we have a lot of fun doing it!

Publication

NONMONOTONIC BEHAVIOR OF A CONTACT-ANGLE ON APPROACHING CRITICAL END-POINTS

Author(s): PUTZ, J and HOLYST, R and SCHICK, M
Title: NONMONOTONIC BEHAVIOR OF A CONTACT-ANGLE ON APPROACHING CRITICAL END-POINTS
Abstract: We study the behavior of the contact angle of a middle-phase pendant at an oil-water interface in an amphiphilic system. A Landau theory a one-component order parameter is employed. We find that as a weak system departs from its balanced state, the contact angle monotonically to zero at a wetting transition as a critical point is approached. In a stronger system, the angle initially with this departure before ultimately falling to zero. For a strong system, the angle can increase to 180-degrees before falling to zero. In such a case, three wetting transitions would be encountered.
Pages: 3369-3372
Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Volume: 46
ID: ISI:A1992JQ37500047
Year: 1992
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.46.3369