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Does macroscopic flow geometry influence wetting dynamic?
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PMID:  21745667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The macroscopic flow geometry has long been assumed to have little impact on dynamic wetting behavior of liquids on solid surfaces. This study experimentally studied both spontaneous spreading and forced wetting of several kinds of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids to study the effect of the macroscopic flow geometry on dynamic wetting. The relationship between the dynamic contact angle, θ(D), and the velocity of the moving contact line, U, indicates that the macroscopic flow geometry does not influence the advancing dynamic wetting behavior of Newtonian fluids, but does influence the advancing dynamic wetting behavior of non-Newtonian fluids, which had not been discovered before.
Qi Min; Yuan-Yuan Duan; Xiao-Dong Wang; Zhan-Peng Liang; Chao Si
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of colloid and interface science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-7103     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043125     Medline TA:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China; Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China.
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