Intrinsic contact angle and contact interaction between liquid silver and solid graphite

Joonho Lee, Kazufumi Seo, Nobumitsu Hirai, Nobuyoki Takahira, Toshihiro Tanaka

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The intrinsic contact angle between liquid metal and a solid substrate is important for interpreting the contact interaction between them. However, the apparent contact angle revealed in a wetting test does not always coincide with the intrinsic angle. In this study, the intrinsic contact angle of liquid silver on monocrystalline and polycrystalline graphite substrates was investigated by means of a sessile drop method under a 10%H2-Ar atmosphere at 1273 K.. The intrinsic contact angles were estimated to be 124° for the monocrystalline (C surface) and 127° for the polycrystalline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from Korea University.


  • Contact interaction
  • Graphite
  • Intrinsic contact angle
  • Sessile drop method
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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