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- Dynamics of interactions involving deformable drops: hydrodynamic dimpling under attractive and repulsive electrical double layer interactions
- Manica, Rogerio; Connor, Jason N.; Carnie, Steven L.; Horn, Roger G.; Chan, Derek Y. C.
- A model developed previously to analyze force measurements between two deformable droplets in the atomic force microscope [Langmuir 2005, 21, 2912-2922] is used to model the drainage of an aqueous film between a mica plate and a deformable mercury drop for both repulsive and attractive electrical double-layer interactions between the mica and the mercury. The predictions of the model are compared with previously published data [Faraday Discuss. 2003, 123, 193-206] on the evolution of the aqueous film whose thickness has been measured with subnanometer precision. Excellent agreement is found between theoretical results and experimental data. This supports the assumptions made in the model which include no-slip boundary conditions at both interfaces. Furthermore, the successful fit attests to the utility of the model as a tool to explore details of the drainage mechanisms of nanometer-thick films in which fluid flow, surface deformations, and colloidal forces are all involved. One interesting result is that the model can predict the time at which the aqueous film collapses when attractive mica-mercury forces are present without the need to invoke capillary waves or other local instabilities of the mercury/electrolyte interface.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Langmuir, Vol. 23, no. 2 (Jan 2007), pp. 626-637
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural); 0904 Chemical Engineering
- Aluminum silicate; Aluminum silicates; Aqueous films; Atomic force microscopy; Boundary conditions; Capillarity; Chemical model; Colloids; Deformable droplets; Electrical double layer interactions; Electricity; Electrochemistry; Electrostatics; Fluid mechanics; Force measurement; Kinetics; Lipid bilayer; Lipid bilayers; Mechanical stress; Mercury drop; Mica; Particle size; Pressure; Statistical model; Surface properties; Time factors
- American Chemical Society
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2007 American Chemical Society.
- Peer reviewed