Anisotropy of wetting of molten Au on differently oriented α-Al 2O3 single crystals

Joonho Lee, Hiromichi Ishimura, Toshihiro Tanaka

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Wetting of molten Au (rMax = 33-226 μm) on three differently oriented α-Al2O3 single crystals, R(001̄2), A(112̄0) and C(0 0 0 1), is studied by the microscopic sessile drop method under an Ar atmosphere at 1373 K. The contact angle differences for the three differently oriented α-Al2O3 single crystals are less than 4°, corresponding to changes in the work of adhesion of less than 55 mJ/m2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1369-1373
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 1



  • Bonding
  • Confocal scanning laser microscopy
  • Crystalline oxides
  • Surface structure
  • Wetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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