DOC: SURFACE TENSION


At the interface between two materials physical properties change rapidly over distances com- parable to the molecular separation scale. Since a molecule at the interface is exposed to a different environment than inside the material, it will also have a different binding energy. In the continuum limit where the transition layer becomes a mathematical surface separating one material from the other, the difference in molecular binding energy manifests itself as a macroscopic surface energy density . And where energy is found, forces are not far away.... Document/File: .pdf, filesize: n/a. Filetype: pdf. Filename: surface-tension. Title: Surface tension. 2014.

 

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