Influence of substrate wettability and air humidity on self-assembly of nanoparticles in evaporating droplets of colloidal solutions

Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy


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2019, Vol. 5. №3

Title: 
Influence of substrate wettability and air humidity on self-assembly of nanoparticles in evaporating droplets of colloidal solutions


For citation: Al-Muzaiqer M. Y., Еsenbaev T. E., Kubochkin N. S., Goreva M. D., Ivanova N. A. 2019. “Influence of substrate wettability and air humidity on self-assembly of nanoparticles in evaporating droplets of colloidal solutions”. Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy, vol. 5, no 3, pp. 83-96. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7978-2019-5-3-83-96

About the authors:

Mohammed Ali Y. Ali Al-Muzaiqer, Postgraduate Student, Institute of Physics and Technology; Junior Researcher, Research Laboratory of Photonics and Microfluidics, X-BIO, University of Tyumen; m.al-muzajker@utmn.ru

Tair E. Esenbaev, Postgraduate Student, Institute of Physics and Technology, Junior Researcher, Research Laboratory of Photonics and Microfluidics, X-BIO, University of Tyumen; ORCID, t.e.esenbaev@utmn.ru

Nikolai S. Kubochkin, Postgraduate Student, Institute of Physics and Technology, Junior Researcher, Research Laboratory of Photonics and Microfluidics, X-BIO, University of Tyumen; n.s.kubochkin@utmn.ru

Maria D. Goreva, Undergraduate Student, Institute of Physics and Technology, University of Tyumen; mariya.gorewa2012@yandex.ru

Natalya A. Ivanova, Cand. Sci. (Phys.-Math.), Associate Professor, Institute of Physics and Technology, Federal Researcher, Head of the Research Laboratory of Photonics and Microfluidics, X-BIO, University of Tyumen; eLibrary AuthorID, ORCID, Web of Science ResearcherID, Scopus AuthorID, n.ivanova@utmn.ru

Abstract:

This article discusses the influence of substrate wettability and air humidity on the process of nanoparticle patterns formation in evaporating microdroplets. The process of self-assembly of polystyrene and aluminum oxide particles on the glass covered with titanium, tungsten, carbon, and teflon was investigated.

The droplet evaporation time and the obtained packing of particles with increasing hydrophobicity of substrates were evaluated. The influence of air humidity on the evaporation dynamics and on the process of nanoparticles self-assembly is revealed.

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