Fingering Instabilities in Dewetting Nanofluids
Pauliac-Vaujour, E and Stannard, A and Martin, CP and Blunt, MO and Notingher, I and Moriarty, P and Vancea, I and Thiele, U (2008) Fingering Instabilities in Dewetting Nanofluids. Physical Review Letters, 100 . 176102-1-176102-4.
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The growth of fingering patterns in dewetting nanofluids (colloidal solutions of thiol-passivated gold nanoparticles) has been followed in real time using contrast-enhanced video microscopy. The fingering instability on which we focus here arises from evaporatively-driven nucleation and growth
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