Volume 55, Number 6, September II 2001
|Page(s)||827 - 833|
|Section||Condensed matter: structural, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 December 2003|
Fluctuation effects on wetting films
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique,
Ecole Normale Supérieure 24 rue
Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France
2 CPMOH, Université de Bordeaux 1 - 351 Cours de la Libération F-33405 Talence Cedex, France
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Hull - Hull HU6 7RX, UK
Accepted: 6 July 2001
We provide a quantitative experimental determination of the fluctuation repulsion that stabilizes wetting films in systems for which the interfacial tension of one of the two interfaces bounding the wetting film is low. This is achieved by studying the wetting of different alkanes on water, in the presence of a surfactant. The results agree well with the theoretical calculation of the fluctuation repulsion of a membrane under vanishing surface tension.
PACS: 68.05.-n – Liquid-liquid interfaces / 68.35.Rh – Phase transitions and critical phenomena / 68.08.Bc – Wetting
© EDP Sciences, 2001
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