The nanobubble story

Hampton, Marc A. and Nguyen, Anh V. (2012). The nanobubble story. In P. Somasundaran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of surface and colloid science 2nd ed. (pp. x-x) New York, United States: Taylor and Francis. doi:10.1081/E-ESCS-120047404

Author Hampton, Marc A.
Nguyen, Anh V.
Title of chapter The nanobubble story
Title of book Encyclopedia of surface and colloid science
Place of Publication New York, United States
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1081/E-ESCS-120047404
Edition 2nd
ISBN 0849396158
Editor P. Somasundaran
Start page x
End page x
Total pages 15
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The existence of gaseous nanobubbles accumulated at the hydrophobic solid–liquid interface has been under intense debate over the last two decades. This entry provides details of the experimental development of nanobubbles and eliminates any remaining speculation on the gaseous nature of such domains. Experimental findings leading to rejections of nanobubble existence are based on systems in which nanobubble formation is not favorable. Surface preparation and experimental methods need to be carefully considered if systematic studies of nanobubbles and resulting forces are to be completed. Despite experimental maturity, a theoretical understanding of nanobubbles is still under development. Therefore, the contentious issue of nanobubble theory will only be briefly discussed.
Keyword Nanobubble
Nanobubble bridging capillary force
Hydrophobic surface
Dissolved gas
Hydrophobic force
Atomic force microscopy
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First edition published in 2006

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Created: Tue, 17 Jul 2012, 01:03:22 EST by Mr Marc Hampton on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering