Journal article

Formation of Multicomponent Surface Nanodroplets by Solvent Exchange

Miaosi Li, Lei Bao, Haito Yu, Xuehua Zhang

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Multicomponent surface droplets that consist of more than one compound are of great interest for fundamental studies of microwetting, evaporation, and dissolution behaviors, as well as for practical applications in high-throughput screening, microcompartmentalized chemical reactions, and microanalytics. In this work, we study the formation of multicomponent surface nanodroplets from heterogeneous nucleation and growth induced by the process of solvent exchange. In our experiments, as a solution of two oils in their good solvent was displaced by a poor solvent of the oils in the standard solvent exchange, binary droplets of oils were produced on an immersed substrate. The concentration of one..

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