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 (US)
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
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventTenth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimantal Measurements, CMEM X - Alicante, Spain
Duration: Jun 4 2001Jun 6 2001

Publication series

NameComputational Engineering

Other

OtherTenth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimantal Measurements, CMEM X
CountrySpain
CityAlicante
Period6/4/016/6/01

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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).