We show, theoretically, that the measured effective dispersive and polar surface energies of a heterogeneous Surface are correlated; the correlation, however, differs whether a Cassic or an Israelachvili and Gee model is assumed. Fluorocarbon self-assembled monolayers with varying coverage were grown oil oxidized (100) silicon Surfaces in a vapor phase process using five different precursors. Experimentally, effective surface energy components of the fluorocarbon self-assembled monolayers were determined from measured contact angles using the Owens-Wendt-Rabel-Kaelble method. We show that the correlation between the effective surface energy components of the heterogeneous Surfaces coated with fluorocarbon self-assembled monolayers is in agreement with the Cassie model.
Zhuang, Y., & Hansen, O. (2009). Correlation of Effective Dispersive and Polar Surface Energies in Heterogeneous Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings. Langmuir, 25(10), 5437-5441. https://doi.org/10.1021/la804318p