Nonintrusive optical visualization of surface nanobubbles

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Karpitschka, S.A. and Dietrich, E. and Seddon, J.R.T. and Zandvliet, H.J.W. and Lohse, D. and Riegler, W. (2012) Nonintrusive optical visualization of surface nanobubbles. Physical review letters, 109 (6). 066102 - . ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract:Individual surface nanobubbles are visualized with nonintrusive optical interference-enhanced reflection microscopy, demonstrating that their formation is not a consequence of the hitherto used intrusive atomic force microscopy technique. We then use this new and fast technique to demonstrate that surface nanobubbles form in less than a few seconds after ethanol-water exchange, which is the standard procedure for their preparation, and examine how they react to temperature variations.
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Copyright:© 2012 American Physical Society
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/81159
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.066102
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