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dynamic surface tension

Synonym: dynamic interfacial tension

In certain circumstances, one may measure surface tensions that are different from the equilibrium value. Such a surface tension is called the dynamic surface (or interfacial) tension (γ dyn or σ dyn). The equilibrium value is then called the static surface (or interfacial) tension (γ st or σ st). The modifying signs may be omitted if there is no danger of ambiguity.
PAC, 1972, 31, 577 (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry) on page 597
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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