Application of QCM to the evaporation of colloidal suspension drops
- Event time: 1:00pm
- Event date: 7th July 2003
- Speaker: Nhan Pham (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
The quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) is a very sensitive gravimetric method normally used to measure thin films in the order of micrograms. It can also be applied to study interfacial phenomena. In this talk the QCM is used to study the evaporation of colloidal suspension drops. Different evaporation modes can be distinguished and the interpretation of the results depend highly on the particle size.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..