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Probing with a laser sheet the contact angle distribution along a contact line.
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PMID:  14651909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
An optical method for probing contact angle distribution along contact lines of any shape using a laser sheet is proposed. This method is applied to a dry patch formed inside a film flowing along an inclined plane, both liquid and solid being transparent. Falling normally to the plane, a laser sheet cuts the contact line and is moved along this line. Distortions of the sheet trace observed on a screen put below the plane allow us to extract the contact angle distribution and the local line inclination along the line. Our results show that the contact angle around a dry patch is nearly constant and equal to the static advancing angle, at least when the evolution of its shape is followed for increasing flow rates. This supports a model of dry patch shape recently proposed by Podgorski and co-workers. Preliminary results obtained for decreasing flow are also qualitatively observed.
E Rio; A Daerr; L Limat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of colloid and interface science     Volume:  269     ISSN:  0021-9797     ISO Abbreviation:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2004-08-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043125     Medline TA:  J Colloid Interface Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  164-70     Citation Subset:  -    
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