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New development in processing pendant droplet tensiometry data

Y Leong Yeow, Christopher J Pepperell, Firdaus M Sabturani, Yee-Kwong Leong



A database linking the dimensionless volume of pendant droplets Vpen and the dimensionless volume of the spherical caps at the apex of the droplets Vcap has been constructed from the governing equations of pendant droplet tensiometry. The Bond number Bo that relates surface tension to gravitational body force appears as an independent parameter in this database. Computing Vpen and Vcap from the measured profile of a droplet and making use of the database allow the prevailing Bo to be determined and surface tension to be calculated. This new way of converting measured profiles into surface tension has a number of advantages, such as reliability and simplicity, compared to existing methods. Th..

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