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Electrocondensation and evaporation of attoliter water droplets: Direct visualization using atomic force microscopy

Kurra, Narendra and Scott, Adina and Kulkarni, Giridhar U. (2010) Electrocondensation and evaporation of attoliter water droplets: Direct visualization using atomic force microscopy. Nano Research, 3 (5). pp. 307-316.

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Abstract

Working with a biased atomic force microscope (AFM) tip in the tapping mode under ambient atmosphere, attoliter (10−18 L) water droplet patterns have been generated on a patterned carbonaceous surface. This is essentially electrocondensation of water leading to charged droplets, as evidenced from electrostatic force microscopy measurements. The droplets are unusual in that they exhibit a highly corrugated surface and evaporate rather slowly, taking several tens of minutes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electrocondensation - attoliter water droplets - biased atomic force microscope (AFM) lithography - electron beam induced deposition - carbonaceous deposition
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Material Science > Soft materials
ID Code:9300
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:25 Jun 2010 15:03
Last Modified:25 Jun 2010 15:03

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