Journal article

Forces between a rigid probe particle and a liquid interface - II. The general case

RR Dagastine, LR White

JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2002

Abstract

The semianalytic theory developed previously (Chan, D. Y. C., Dagastine, R. R., and White, L. R., J. Colloid Interface Sci. 236, 141 (2001)) to predict the force curve of an AFM measurement at a liquid interface using a colloidal probe has been expanded to incorporate a general force law with both attractive and repulsive forces. Expressions for the gradient of the force curve are developed to calculate the point at which the probe particle on the cantilever will spontaneously jump in toward the liquid interface. The calculation of the jump instability is reduced to a straightforward embroidery of the simple algorithms presented in Chan et al. In a variety of sample calculations using force ..

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