A thermodynamic theory has been developed for capillary phenomena on a curved, arbitrary-shape interface between immiscible liquids. A geometric interpretation of the Gibbs and Hansen methods is examined. Formulas are derived for surface excesses of substance, entropy, and volume in two-phase liquid systems with a curved surface. As an example, the derived formulas are analyzed for the simplest two-component system α-β, where phase α has a spherical shape and is entirely enclosed within phase β.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Colloid journal of the USSR|
|State||Published - Sep 1 1990|
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