Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

8-3-1987

Publication Source

Physical Review Letters

Volume

59

Issue

5

Start Page

555

Last Page

558

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.555

Abstract

We report measurements of the state of wetting of two liquid mixtures at coexistence near their respective critical consolute temperatures. Borosilicate glass capillary tubes were reacted with hexamethyldisilazane to produce substrates of uniform and controlled silylation. Surfaces of low coverage exhibit a series of first-order partial to complete wetting transitions and obey a short-range force scaling relation. Surfaces of high coverage yield surprising results which may be understood as a consequence of long-range forces.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 1987 American Physical Society. You van view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.555

Comments

At the time of publication, author Douglas J. Durian was affiliated with Cornell University. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Physics Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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