Influence of the contact angle of silica nanoparticles at the air–water interface on the mechanical properties of the layers composed of these particles
Zang, D.Y.; Rio, E.; Delon, G.; Langevin, D.; Wei, B.; Binks, B.P.
Professor Bernard P Binks B.P.Binks@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Physical Chemistry
We have studied the properties (surface pressure, compression and shear moduli, texture) of silica nanoparticle layers at the air-water interface. Particle hydrophobicity or, equivalently, the contact angle between particles, air and water, is the main factor that influences surface organization and surface elastic moduli. The surface layers are denser for particles of higher hydrophobicity. The compression and shear moduli, as well as the yield and melt strains, present a maximum for contact angles around 90 degrees. The dependence of the mechanical properties on particle hydrophobicity is closely related to the foamability and stability of the foams made from dispersions.
Zang, D., Rio, E., Delon, G., Langevin, D., Wei, B., & Binks, B. (2011). Influence of the contact angle of silica nanoparticles at the air–water interface on the mechanical properties of the layers composed of these particles. Molecular Physics, 109(7-10), (1057-1066). doi:10.1080/00268976.2010.542778. ISSN 0026-8976
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 31, 2011|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 8, 2011|
|Publication Date||Mar 30, 2011|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Article Number||PII 936128807|
|Keywords||nanoparticle monolayers contact angle surface rheology foams stabilized foams monolayers emulsions viscoelasticity liquid/liquid shear hydrophobicity gas/liquid rheology bubbles|
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