|Title||Wetting dynamics - Spreading of metallic drops|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Chatain, D, Carter, WCraig|
|Pagination||843 - 845|
The spreading of metallic liquid drops on flat solid metal or ceramic substrates ranges from milliseconds - comparable to room-temperature spreading of water on glass - to hours. This varying timescale can be understood by what happens - or doesn't happen - at the foot of the drop where the liquid surface contacts the substrate.