Wettability at High Temperatures

Wettability at High Temperatures, 1st Edition

Wettability at High Temperatures, 1st Edition,N. Eustathopoulos,M.G. Nicholas,B. Drevet,ISBN9780080421469

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The purpose of this book is to bring together current scientific understanding of wetting behaviour that has been gained from theoretical models and quantitative experimental observations. The materials considered are liquid metals or inorganic glasses in contact with solid metals or ceramics at temperatures of 200-2000oC.

Wetting has been a significant scientific concern for the last two centuries and reference will be made to classical work by nineteenth century scientists such as Dupré, Laplace and Young that was validated by observations of the behaviour of chemically inert ambient temperature systems.

In attempting to achieve the aims of the book, the text has been divided into ten Chapters that can be grouped into four stages of presentation. The first stage comprises two Chapters that review established and newly developed models for their relevance to wetting behaviour at high temperatures, including recent models that encompass the role of chemical reactions at the solid/liquid interfaces. Attention is paid both to equilibrium wetting behaviour (Chapter 1) and to the factors that control the approach to equilibrium (Chapter 2). Then follow Chapters concerned with experimental techniques for scientific measurement of the extent of wetting (Chapter 3) and with the surface energy data for both metals and non-metals that are essential for quantitative interpretation of wetting behaviour (Chapter 4). Descriptions of experimentally determined and quantified wetting behaviour are presented and interpreted in the third part comprising five Chapters dealing with the characteristics of metal/metal, metal/oxide, metal/non-oxide, metal/carbon and molten glass/solid systems. The book concludes with a Chapter commenting on the role of wetting behaviour in joining similar and dissimilar materials by liquid route techniques.

N. Eustathopoulos

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS, Laboratoire de Thermodynamique et Physicochimie Métallurgiques, ENSEEG, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France

M.G. Nicholas

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly at: Materials Development Division, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, UK

B. Drevet

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de la Solidification et de ses Procédés, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Matériaux, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique – Grenoble, France

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