Individual variables in capillarity

István Pászli, Kristina László

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A novel type of surface variable, so-called individual quantities, has been introduced on the basis of dimensional analysis and the law of similarity. The parameters can be determined at least in one way. To make the parameters available, the algebraic uncertainty inherent in the individual representation (e.g. in Young's equation) can be eliminated. Thus, when this approach is applied, the surface tension of the solid surface can be determined easily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-249
Number of pages7
JournalColloid and Polymer Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004


  • Dimensional analysis
  • Law of similarity
  • Surface tension
  • Young's equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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