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Title: Three-dimensional patterns from the thin-film drying of amino acid solutions
Authors: Zhang, Xuehua
Crivoi, Alexandru
Duan, Fei
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Zhang, X., Crivoi, A., & Duan, F. (2015). Three-dimensional patterns from the thin-film drying of amino acid solutions. Scientific Reports, 5,10926-.
Series/Report no.: Scientific Reports
Abstract: Experimental atomic force microscopy (AFM) images show the dried-in patterns from amino acid solutions which can be in the form of dots or networks. The three-dimensional lattice-gas Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) model is applied to simulate the formation of dot-like and network-like particle structures from the evaporating thin films of solutions. A sigmoidal jump in the chemical potential value is implemented to obtain dual-scale structures with the grain size distribution peaking at two distinctive values. The simulated and experimental results are qualitatively comparable.
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/srep10926
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