Characterisation of Wetting by Solidification of Agarose Solution Sessile Drops
2008 (English)In: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, ISSN 0169-4243, E-ISSN 1568-5616, Vol. 22, no 15, 1919-1929 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
A new method for characterising the wetting of structured surfaces is presented. Sessile drops of a warm agarose solution were placed on test surfaces and then removed after the gelation of the agarose solution caused by the cooling of the drop. By studying the base of the sessile drops using confocal microscopy and image processing it was possible to determine the wetting mode and general appearance of the liquid-gas interface beneath the drop. The method also shows potential to measure the wetted area, and local contact angles beneath the footprint of a sessile drop. The applicability of the method was also demonstrated by its application to periodically structured photopolymer plates and surfaces covered by microsized glass spheres.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 22, no 15, 1919-1929 p.
Superhydrophobic, characterisation, agarose, heterogenous wetting, sessile drop, rough surfaces, water droplets, polymer, angles
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18094DOI: 10.1163/156856108x320069ISI: 000262393500009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-68949127035OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18094DiVA: diva2:336140
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052010-09-17Bibliographically approved