Nano-scale studies of the tensile properties of liquids in an atomic force microscope

P. R. Williams, N. Hilal, W. R. Bowen, M. Barrow

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Methods and Experimental Measurements X
EditorsY. Villacampa Esteve, Y. Villacampa Esteve, G.M. Carlomagno, C.A. Brebbia
Pages105-116
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventTenth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimantal Measurements, CMEM X - Alicante, Spain
Duration: 4 Jun 20016 Jun 2001

Publication series

NameComputational Engineering

Conference

ConferenceTenth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimantal Measurements, CMEM X
CountrySpain
CityAlicante
Period4/6/016/6/01

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Williams, P. R., Hilal, N., Bowen, W. R., & Barrow, M. (2001). Nano-scale studies of the tensile properties of liquids in an atomic force microscope. In Y. Villacampa Esteve, Y. Villacampa Esteve, G. M. Carlomagno, & C. A. Brebbia (Eds.), Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements X (pp. 105-116). (Computational Engineering).