The Contact Angle of Mercury on the Internal Surfaces of Porous Bodies A Footnote to D. N. Winslow’s Review of Porosimetry

  • Robert J. Good


Winslow,(1) in the preceding chapter on mercury porosimetry, has left open the question of the contact angle θ formed by mercury on the interior surfaces of porous solids. In doing so, he is reflecting the current “state of the art.” Despite the evident need, it has not been possible, in general, to obtain reliable measurements of these contact angles.(2)


Contact Angle Internal Surface Porous Body Mercury Porosimetry Porous Solid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Good
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  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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