Estimation of solid-liquid interfacial tension using curved surface of a soft solid.


Unlike liquids, for crystalline solids the surface tension is known to be different from the surface energy. However, the same cannot be said conclusively for amorphous materials like soft cross-linked elastomers. To resolve this issue we have introduced here a direct method for measuring solid-liquid interfacial tension by using the curved surface of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1502642112


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