Study Shows No Connection Between Surface Tension on Solids and Energy.
The most amazing thing is that this happened right next door and has been broadcast around the world. The old Shuttleworth equation thought that there is a connection between the liquid surface tension and the surface energy on the solid. However, VTT scientists have disproved this showing that there is a nonexistence of excess surface tension described by the Shuttleworth equation, and that the existence of surface stress on a solid material is required by molecular dynamics only at the surface layer. This creates a new definition of surface tension on solids.