A comparison of contact angle measurement results obtained on bare, treated, and coated alloy samples by both dynamic sessile drop and Wilhelmy method

Loránd Románszki, Miklós Mohos, Judit Telegdi, Zsófia Keresztes, Lajos Nyikos

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The goal of this work was to compare the performance of our home-built dynamic sessile drop contact angle (CA) goniometer with our NIMA Dynamic Surface Tensiometer. Water CA measurements on different alloy samples (aluminium brass, copper-nickel 70/30, stainless steel 304) have been carried out by 1) sessile drop and 2) Wilhelmy plate method. Different sets of substrates were i) cleaned; ii) cleaned and pre-treated; iii) cleaned, pre-treated and coated with atactic polystyrene. During these experiments, the main features of the two setups in connection with our sample properties were understood. We therefore found it desirable and justified to sum up our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalPeriodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Aluminium brass
  • Contact angle
  • Copper-nickel
  • Sessile drop
  • Stainless steel
  • Wilhelmy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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