The dihedral angle of an alcohol lens at the air/water interface and the three kinds of interfacial tensions of air/1-octanol/water and air/1-decanol/water systems have been measured as a function of temperature from 288.15 to 313.15 K at 2.5 K intervals under atmospheric pressure. In order to measure a dihedral angle, the new experimental apparatus was constructed and the new procedure was adopted. By comparing the dihedral angles measured with those calculated by applying Neumann's relations to the interfacial tension values, it was concluded that the dihedral angle measurement was performed with a satisfactory accuracy. The properties of the interfacial film and also the occurrence of the intruding of water phase on the air/alcohol interface were discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces and Interfaces