Surface Tension Factors

This Matrix window displays surface tension factors used by MATRIX to calculate the surface tension of glazes. Surface tension refers to qualities of the glaze in its molten state.

"A glaze with a low surface tension quickly creeps into narrow crevices or porous surfaces. The phenomenon is called "wetting" and is similar to the action of a thin liquid like petrol which can wet a material on which water would stand as globules. Water has a higher surface tension than petrol.'" - Hamer

Stiff or viscous glazes tend to have high surface tensions while the surface tension of runny or fluid glazes tends to be low.

Glaze surface tensions are automatically calculated by MATRIX in recipe and formula process.


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