Specific behaviors of polymer solution droplets on surfaces due to solutal marangoni effect

Kuniyasu Miyamoto, Masayuki Kaneda, Jun Fukai

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Abstract

Specific behaviors of polymer solution droplets evaporating on a lyophilic surface are reported. Polystyrene (solute) is dissolved in acetophenone, anisole and mesitylene (solvent). The single solvents and acetophenone/ mesitylene solvents are stationary during drying and form ring-like polymer films. On the other hand, mesitylene/ anisole droplets move around on the surface at low solute concentrations. This movement results from solutal Marangoni flow, whose direction is the opposite to the direction of the acetophenone/mesitylene solvents. The movement is almost inhibited at low temperatures. At low temperatures, the droplets comprise a core film surrounded by a ring structure. The morphology of the core film depends on the mixing ratio of the components of the solvent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-622
Number of pages5
JournalJOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2010

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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