Nano-scale studies of the dynamic tensile strength of liquids

P. Rhodri Williams, Rhodri L. Williams, W. Richard Bowen, Nidal Hilal, Matthew S. Barrow

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Abstract

We report work in which liquids undergo stretching in an Atomic Force Microscope. As the liquid stretches between a solid sphere and a plane surface which are separated, a rapid transient decrease of the separation distance between the surface and the sphere is recorded. Cavitation of the stretching liquid is shown to result in sufficiently large negative pressures to account for this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1
Subtitle of host publicationForums
EditorsT.J. O Hern, T.J. O Hern
Pages455-460
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Event2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 29 May 20011 Jun 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
Volume1

Conference

Conference2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period29/5/011/6/01

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Rhodri Williams, P., Williams, R. L., Richard Bowen, W., Hilal, N., & Barrow, M. S. (2003). Nano-scale studies of the dynamic tensile strength of liquids. In T. J. O Hern, & T. J. O Hern (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2001 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1: Forums (pp. 455-460). (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting; Vol. 1).