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J.F. Oliver and S.G. Mason. Scanning electron microscope studies of spreading of liquids on paper. In The Fundamental Properties of Paper Related to its Uses, Trans. of the Vth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 1973, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 428–437, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The important roles of sheet roughness and porosity and of fibre morphology on the way liquids spread on paper are revealed by static and dynamic scanning electron microscopy. Some preliminary results are described that demonstrate the potential value of the technique.

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