Formation of liquid menisci in flexible nanochannels


Honschoten, J.W. van and Tas, N.R. and Svetovoy, V. and Escalante, M. and Elwenspoek, M. (2008) Formation of liquid menisci in flexible nanochannels. In: MicroTas 2008, 12th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, October 12-16, 2008, San Diego, California, USA (pp. pp. 1504-1506).

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Abstract:This paper describes the elasto-capillary formation of menisci at the liquid-air interface in nanochannels that are covered with flexible capping membranes. The equilibrium between the capillary pressure in the fluid and the membrane bending results in a very peculiar shape of the meniscus. We present an analytical description of these meniscus hapes and show that the protrusion length of the meniscus along the channel is an accurate measure for the deflection of the nanochannels.
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