Zdjęcie: The influence of van der Waals forces on droplet morphological transitions and solvation forces in nanochannels

The influence of van der Waals forces on droplet morphological transitions and solvation forces in nanochannels

The morphological phase transition between a sessile and lenticular shapes of a droplet placed in a nanochannel is observed upon increasing the droplet volume. The phase diagram for this system is discussed within the macro- and mesoscopic approaches. On the mesoscopic level, the van der Waals forces are taken into account via the effective interface potential acting between the channel walls and the droplet. We discuss the contact angledependenceonthedropletvolumeandthedistancebetweenthewalls; thisangleturnsouttobesmaller than the macroscopic Young’s angle. The droplet presence induces the solvation force acting between the channel walls. It can be both attractive and repulsive, depending on the width of the channel.
  • Autor: Dutka F, Napiorkowski M
  • Rok: 2014
  • Źródło: J Phys. Cond. Matt.
  • Plik: pobierz

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