Ternary fluid mixture confined between surfaces: Surface-induced phase transition and long-range oscillatory forces

S. Banerjee, P. Mulder, J.M. Kleijn, M.A. Cohen Stuart

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Abstract

Surface forces between a soft cellulose surface and a hard silica particle were measured in wet hexane with or without the addition of a surfactant. In the absence of a surfactant, the adhesion force was enhanced as a result of capillary condensation of water. The effect of the surfactant in reducing the adhesion force with increasing water content in a ternary fluid mixture of a surfactant, hexane, and water was systematically studied. Long-range oscillations of the force–distance curves are discussed in the light of various mesophase compositions in the bulk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1115
JournalChemistry Letters / Chemical Society of Japan
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • capillary condensation
  • lamellae formation
  • liquid
  • systems

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