Progress of research on wetting, spreading, and liquid-to-solid adhesion is reviewed with emphasis on advances since 1963. Carefully controlled experiments with pure materials, clean solids, special atmospheres, and thermodynamically acceptable physical conditions have resulted in new knowledge of surface science, polymer properties, and the role of interfering properties and chemicals. New uses and relationships have already been produced in many fields of technology and science. Recent advances shed much light on molecular conformational differences, polymer tacticity, and hydrogen bonding. Several current research problems are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federation of Societies for Paint Technology

    121 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19107
  • Authors:
    • Zisman, W A
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 42-57
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1973 12:00AM