contact angle


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contact angle

[′kän‚takt ‚aŋ·gəl]
(fluid mechanics)
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The one with the highest contact angle (130[degrees]) is photinia serrulata leaf, but the mediocre optical haze may make it unsuitable in many occasions.
At this condition more water is retained in the evaporator as the contact angle increases.
By adding asperities, the contact angle can be modified.
Surface wettability was measured with the help of contact angle measurement using contact angle measurement setup, and surface configuration was determined with the help of scanning electron microscopy.
Aluminum surface after each surface treatment was characterized to measure water contact angle and surface roughness.
No correlation was found to exist between the contact angle of water or dodecane and stain repellency to nine different household chemicals.
Water contact angle measurements characterize the wettability of the surfaces.
adhesion in composites, static contact angle, 2D and 3D topography, roughness corrected contact
Therefore, when the surface of the material repels water droplets, the surface is hydrophobic and the contact angle is greater than 90[degrees].
Influence of contact angle (receding, advancing and equilibrium) on the minimum wetting rate is confirmed as well as the influence of the plate inclination angle [7].
These cones pass through a point on the wheel profile, with the axes coinciding with the wheelset's rolling axis and a cone angle equal to the local contact angle.