Effect of Solute- and Solvent-Derived Marangoni Flows on the Shape of Polymer Films Formed from Drying Droplets

Patience Oluwatosin Babatunde, Wang Jing Hong, Koichi Nakaso, Jun Fukai

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Significance: The effects of mixed solvents on the shape of films formed on a hydrophilic surface from polymer solute droplets were investigated experimentally. The film shape depended on the two solvents used, and the mixing ratio. It was also found that the flow direction was dominated by solute-derived rather than solvent-derived Marangoni flows. Consequently, the changes in the shape of the film could not be explained only by the Marangoni flow direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-702
Number of pages4
JournalAIChE Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Inkjet
  • Marangoni effect
  • Mixed solvent
  • Polymer film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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