Modeling Menisci and Capillary Forces from the Millimeter to the Micrometer Size Range

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Original Entry by Michelle Borkin, AP225 Fall 2009

Overview

"Modeling Menisci and Capillary Forces from the Millimeter to the Micrometer Size Range."

Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Ned Bowden, Francisco Arias, Hong Yang, and George M. Whitesides. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2001, 105 (2), pp 404–412.

Keywords

Capillarity, Meniscus, hydrophobic, hydrophilic, Self-Assembly, thin films

Summary

The research presented in this paper investigates capillary interactions from the millimeter to sub-millimeter scales by examining the shape of PFD (perfluorodecalin) and water interfaces and its interactions with hyrophobic and hydrophillic materials.

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