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- Hassenkam, T.; Skovbjerg, L.L.; Stipp, S.L.S.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2009 v.106 no.15 pp. 6071-6076
- North Sea, etc ; adhesion; atomic force microscopy; chalk; hardness; hydrophobicity; oil fields; oils; topography; wettability; Show all 10 Subjects
- ... Pore surface properties control oil recovery. This is especially true for chalk reservoirs, where pores are particularly small. Wettability, the tendency for a surface to cover itself with fluid, is traditionally defined by the angle a droplet makes with a surface, but this macroscopic definition is meaningless when the particles are smaller than even the smallest droplet. Understanding surface we ...
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