TY - CHAP A1 - R. Khanna A2 - M. Ikram-ul-Haq A3 - V. Sahajwalla ED1 - Mahmood Aliofkhazraei Y1 - 2015-12-16 PY - 2015 T1 - Influence of Wettability and Reactivity on Refractory Degradation – Interactions of Molten Iron and Slags with Steelmaking Refractories at 1550°C N2 - On the liquid 's surface, the molecules have fewer neighbors in comparison with the bulk volume. As a result, the energy interaction shows itself in the surface tension. Traditionally, the surface tension can be assumed as a force in the unit of the length which can be counted by the unit of Newton on squared meter, or energy on the units of the surface. The surface tension, implies the interface between liquid and vapor, which is an example of the surface tensions. The equilibrium between these surface tensions, decides that a droplet on a solid surface, would have a droplet form or will change to layer form. This book collects new developments in wetting and wettability science. BT - Wetting and Wettability SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/61271 DO - 10.5772/61271 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-02 ER -