Flow-induced dynamic surface tension effects at nanoscale
Lukyanov, A. V. (2010) Flow-induced dynamic surface tension effects at nanoscale. Langmuir, 26 (9). pp. 6367-6373. ISSN 0743-7463
To link to this article DOI: 10.1021/la9040453
The aim of this study is to investigate flow-induced dynamic surface tension effects, similar to the well-known Marangoni phenomena, but solely generated by the nanoscale topography of the substrates. The flow-induced surface tension effects are examined on the basis of a sharp interface theory. It is demonstrated how nanoscale objects placed at the boundary of the flow domain result in the generation of substantial surface forces acting on the bulk flow.