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Bubble colloidal AFM probes formed from ultrasonically generated bubbles

Vakarelski, IU, Lee, J, Dagastine, RR, Chan, DYC, Stevens, GW and Grieser, F (2008) Bubble colloidal AFM probes formed from ultrasonically generated bubbles Langmuir, 24 (3). pp. 603-605.

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Here we introduce a simple and effective experimental approach to measuring the interaction forces between two small bubbles (approximately 80-140 microm) in aqueous solution during controlled collisions on the scale of micrometers to nanometers. The colloidal probe technique using atomic force microscopy (AFM) was extended to measure interaction forces between a cantilever-attached bubble and surface-attached bubbles of various sizes. By using an ultrasonic source, we generated numerous small bubbles on a mildly hydrophobic surface of a glass slide. A single bubble picked up with a strongly hydrophobized V-shaped cantilever was used as the colloidal probe. Sample force measurements were used to evaluate the pure water bubble cleanliness and the general consistency of the measurements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Chemical and Process Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Chemical and Process Engineering
Authors :
Vakarelski, IU
Dagastine, RR
Chan, DYC
Stevens, GW
Grieser, F
Date : 5 February 2008
DOI : 10.1021/la7032059
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Technology, Chemistry, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry, Physical, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary, Chemistry, Materials Science, CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL, MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, OIL DROPS, FORCES, PARTICLE, WATER, SURFACE
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Aug 2016 15:01
Last Modified : 31 Jul 2020 11:10

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