Validity and accuracy in evaluating surface tension of solids by additive approaches.

@article{ShalelLevanon2003ValidityAA,
  title={Validity and accuracy in evaluating surface tension of solids by additive approaches.},
  author={Sagit Shalel-Levanon and Abraham Marmur},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2003},
  volume={262 2},
  pages={489-99}
}
The validity and the accuracy of both the Owens and Wendt and the Lifshitz-van der Waals/acid-base (LW/AB) methods for the determination of surface tensions of solids have been examined for a wide variety of situations. In each case, the allowed range of contact angles that result in positive values of all the square roots of the surface tension components of the solid has first been determined. Then the maximum relative errors in the surface tensions of solids that result from errors in… CONTINUE READING