equilibrium film

equilibrium film

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ‚film]
(physical chemistry)
A liquid film that is stable or metastable at a certain thickness with respect to small changes in the thickness.
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The free-surface profiles of relatively low evaporative liquids were compared with those of the nonevaporative liquids, specifically one centistoke silicon oil (evaporative liquid) was compared with one hundred centistokes silicon oil (nonevaporative liquid) and qualitatively no difference has been observed between both profiles near the contact line, specifically the evaporative and nonevaporative precursor films (equilibrium film).

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