Droplet size dependence of line tension for an ionic liquid on a smooth silane coating

Tsutomu Furuta, Akira Nakajima, Munetoshi Sakai, Toshihiro Isobe, Yoshikazu Kameshima, Kiyoshi Okada

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Line tension was measured for microliter-scale and subnanoliter-scale droplets of an ionic liquid on a highly smooth and homogeneous fluoroalkylsilane coating. Values for microliter-scale droplets were two orders larger than those for subnanoliter-scale droplets despite their identical combinations of solid surfaces and liquid. Scale factors related to this measurement and hydrostatic pressure from the liquid play an important role in the discrepancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-581
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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