Nanobubbles at the liquid/solid interface studied by atomic force microscopy

Citation
St. Lou et al., Nanobubbles at the liquid/solid interface studied by atomic force microscopy, CHIN PHYS, 10, 2001, pp. S108-S110
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
CHINESE PHYSICS
ISSN journal
1009-1963 → ACNP
Volume
10
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
S
Pages
S108 - S110
Database
ISI
SICI code
1009-1963(200107)10:<S108:NATLIS>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Bubbles on the nanometer scale were produced by a special method on solid s urfaces. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was used to detect these bubbles. It shows that nanobubbles can be seen clearly in the interfaces of liquid/gra phite and liquid/mica. In AFM images, the nanobubbles appeared like bright spheres. Some of the bubbles kept stable for hours during the experiments. The bubbles were disturbed under high load during AFM imaging. The conforma tion of the bubbles is influenced by the atomic steps on the graphite subst rate. In addition, a shadow was found around the bubbles, which was due to the interactions between a bubble adhered to the tip and a bubble on the su bstrate.