Improvements in surface tension measurements of liquid metals having low capillary constants by the constrained drop method

Joonho Lee, Akihito Kiyose, Shinichi Nakatsuka, Masashi Nakamoto, Toshihiro Tanaka

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Accurate measurements of surface tension of liquid metals having low capillary constants (the ratio between density (ρ) and surface tension (σ), ρ/σ) have been attempted using the constrained drop method. High accuracy of surface tension measurements was obtained by making a large axi-symmetric liquid drop and adopting a developed image capturing system composed of a high-resolution charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, an additional CCD camera to adjust the level of the metal drop and a He-Ne laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1793-1799
Number of pages7
JournalISIJ International
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Capillary constant
  • Constrained drop method
  • Laplace equation
  • Liquid metal
  • Sessile drop method
  • Surface tension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys

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