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|Title:||A direct observation of nanometer-size void dynamics in an ultra-thin water film||Authors:||Mirsaidov, Utkur
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Mirsaidov, U., Ohl, C.-D., & Matsudaira, P. (2012). A direct observation of nanometer-size void dynamics in an ultra-thin water film. Soft Matter, 8(27), 7108-7111.||Series/Report no.:||Soft matter||Abstract:||Here we report the direct dynamic observation of electron beam induced nucleation of nanometer-diameter voids in a thin water film (<12 nm) on a hydrophilic substrate using an in situ TEM platform tailored towards imaging of liquids. The growth dynamics of these nano-voids in a thin water film reveal that there is a critical diameter below which voids are unstable and close up. However, the coalescence of several of such small and unstable voids allows for pathway to form larger and stable voids. A simple model based on the minimization of free energy explains our experimental observations.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/96473
|ISSN:||1744-683X||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2sm25331c||Rights:||© 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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