J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 41, Numéro C8, Août 1980Fourth International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals
|Page(s)||C8-775 - C8-782|
J. Phys. Colloques 41 (1980) C8-775-C8-782
THE SURFACE PROPERTIES OF LIQUID METALS
H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TL, U.K.
We briefly review recent theoretical and experimental work on the surfaces of various liquids and liquid mixtures. While there has been much progress in understanding the surface structure and thermodynamic properties of argon-like liquids and molten salts, the surface properties of liquid metals and their alloys are much less understood. We mention the relevance of the studies of other liquids to liquid metal surfaces and describe some outstanding problems in this area.