Finite-Size and Solvent Dependent Line Tension Effects for Nanoparticles at the Air-Liquid Surface

Hiroki Matsubara, Jo Otsuka, Bruce M. Law

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Abstract

The line tension for a nanoparticle (NP) at the air-liquid surface can be determined by examining the variation in NP solution surface tension with bulk NP concentration. In this publication the variation in line tension with liquid solvent is examined for the homologous series of liquids from n-decane through to n-octadecane. Finite-size line tension effects are also studied by examining the variation in line tension with NP size for NPs at the air-octadecane surface. Both the line tension variation with solvent and NP size can be qualitatively explained using an interface displacement model for the line tension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-340
Number of pages10
JournalLangmuir
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 9 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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