Journal article

Mass transfer between microbubbles

Yuqi Q Yang, Matthew D Biviano, Jixiang X Guo, Joseph D Berry, Raymond R Dagastine

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science | Elsevier BV | Published : 2020


Hypothesis The role of interfacial coatings in gas transport dynamics in foam coarsening is often difficult to quantify. The complexity of foam coarsening measurements or gas transport measurements between bubbles requires assumptions about the liquid thin film thickness profile in order to explore the effects of interfacial coatings on gas transport. It should be possible to independently quantify the effects from changes in film thickness and interfacial permeability by using both atomic force microscopy and optical microscopy to obtain time snapshots of this dynamic process. Further, it is expected that the surfactant and polymer interfacial coatings will affect the mass transfer differen..

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Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51674274) and China Scholarship Council for financial support. This work was performed in part in the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform at the University of Melbourne. This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility.