Influence of surface charge on wetting kinetics.


The wettability of a titania surface, partially covered with octadecyltrihydrosilane, has been investigated as a function of solution pH. The results show that surface charge affects both static wettability and wetting kinetics. The static contact angle decreases above and below the point of zero charge of the titania surface in a Lippman-like manner as the pH is altered. The dependence of dynamic contact angle on velocity is also affected by pH. The molecular-kinetic theory (MKT) is used to interpret the dynamic contact angle data. The frequency of molecular displacement κ(0) strongly varies with surface charge, whereas the mean molecular displacement length λ is essentially unaffected. There is an exponential dependence of contact-line friction upon work of adhesion, which is varied simply by altering the pH.

DOI: 10.1021/la103351t

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@article{Puah2010InfluenceOS, title={Influence of surface charge on wetting kinetics.}, author={Lee San Puah and Rossen Sedev and Daniel Fornasiero and John Ralston and Terry Blake}, journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids}, year={2010}, volume={26 22}, pages={17218-24} }