The interfacial energy in the Cassie-Baxter regime on the pyramid decorated solid surface
Faculty of Chemistry, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89b, 61-714, Poznań, Poland
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Accepted: 4 June 2019
Published online: 4 July 2019
The wettability of the solid surface covered with a pattern of pyramids is studied in categories of behavior of a single liquid droplet settled onto such a surface. The Cassie-Baxter regime of wetting is assumed. The cellular model of liquid-solid interface has been proposed. On the basis of the calculations for a single elemental cell with applied periodic boundary conditions, the components of the interfacial energy have been obtained. The dependence of the interfacial energy and hypothetical pseudo-contact angle on the hydrostatic pressure is discussed. The influence of the line tension on the wettability of the surface, expressed in terms of the apparent contact angle is shown.
Key words: Flowing Matter: Interfacial phenomena
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