Stages of Reactive Wetting
A universal model for describing the wetting kinetics at solid/liquid interfaces, where interfacial chemical reaction occurs, is proposed, whereby four distinct stages separated from each other by transition points are anticipated. The stages are described by means of comparing the dimensions of the base of the liquid sessile drop with the evolution of the reaction product forming on the solid/liquid interface, over time.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
S. Agathopoulos et al., "Stages of Reactive Wetting", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1801-1804, 2005