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A moving contact line as a rheometer for nanometric interfacial layers

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How a liquid drop sits or moves depends on the physical and mechanical properties of the underlying substrate. This can be seen in the hysteresis of the contact angle made by a drop on a solid, which is known to originate from surface heterogeneities, and in the slowing of droplet motion on deformable solids. Here, we show how a moving contact line can be used to characterize a molecularly thin polymer layer on a solid. We find that the hysteresis depends on the polymerization index and can b...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/ncomms12545

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Chemistry
Subgroup:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
7
Pages:
Article: 12545
Publication date:
2016-08-26
Acceptance date:
2016-07-12
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ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:658419
URN:
uri:1fa197c2-974b-4fab-a3b1-032188a967f1
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uuid:1fa197c2-974b-4fab-a3b1-032188a967f1
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pubs:658419
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English

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