Evaporation of Microdroplets of Three Alcohols

Rowan, S. Michael, McHale, Glen, Newton, Michael and Toorneman, M. (1997) Evaporation of Microdroplets of Three Alcohols. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 101 (8). pp. 1265-1267. ISSN 1520-6106

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The evaporation of small droplets of water resting on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) has previously been shown to be dominated by an initial stage with constant contact radius and an almost linear decrease in contact angle and height. The time and contact radii dependencies were found to be in good agreement with a model based on diffusion. This letter reports the evaporation of small droplets of n-decanol, n-hexanol, and n-propanol resting on Teflon tape (polytetrafluoroethylene). Such systems provide much greater evaporation rates with some droplets completing the process in 1−2 s compared to minutes for the water on PMMA system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 13:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:32
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31044

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