This represents the first report of the optical tweezing of aerosol droplets with a horizontally propagating laser beam. A novel approach for exploring the molecular dynamics during condensation or evaporation at a liquid water surface is reported at pressures between 2 and 100 kPa. Aerosols are ubiquitous throughout the environment and find numerous technological applications yet a comprehensive understanding of their properties and processes remains elusive. By taking the reader on a journey from everyday life to the secrets of nanotechnology, the book is suitable for a non-specialist audience interested in self-assembly as well as the wider perspectives and latest developments of nanoscience. In order to understand the factors that govern droplet size distribution and motion, different types of instruments have been developed in these fields and presented in89 10 but never in a compact size of a miniature probe type. The book begins with a systematic review of various processes and techniques, along with their applications and associations with materials systems. She raises the readers curiosity, engages him in the event and then surprises him with an unexpected catastrophe.
As a consequence, a novel technique for probing the evolving size of a single aerosol particle is proposed. These studies demonstrate the importance of the history of the particle conditioning on subsequent water condensation and re-equilibration dynamics of ultraviscous and glassy aerosol particles. The book shows how simple phenomenon from everyday examples can become sophisticated tools for self-assembly and the fabrication of nanomaterials. A summary of important applications is included. It gives access to a wealth of information, ranging from quantitative and phase analysis to thermodynamic and kinetic data of electrode processes. After a short description of the theoretical background, the different experimental facilities and methods necessary for the investigation of single droplets are described in detail.
This paper is the first in a series aimed towards building a spectral database for use in remote sensing of aerosols. The presence of solid acetylene, carbon dioxide, or water aerosols did not affect the phase behavior of propane aerosols but significantly accelerated the crystallization of n-pentane aerosols with acetylene aerosols acting as the most efficient crystallization nuclei. Direct, poignant, and witty,Narrow Dropletswill be memorable to poetry-lovers from all backgrounds. The timescale for water condensation and re-equilibration is shown to increase with increasing drying time, i. The monograph gives, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the results published in more than 300 papers over the last 15 years. Poetry is only meaningful when it is close to nature and approaches the truth of feeling. Size-dependent effects were not observed within the uncertainty of the measurements.
Further, we discuss how the precision and elegance of aerosol tweezer measurements can provide a platform for micro-scale chemical and biological assays as well as a unique perspective on more general problems in physical chemistry and chemical physics. Bistability in the axial trapping position of aqueous aerosol droplets has been observed for the first time, to our knowledge, in optical tweezers. Written over a twenty-two year period, the poetry ofNarrow Dropletsshares the journey from love to loss, commitment to in? Rapid aerosol droplet heating is observed following coalescence for the case of high dye-loading. By exploring the coffee stain and tears of wine phenomena, the first part looks at how the evaporation of a droplet of colloidal solution can be used in designing organized structures. These studies have significance both for the rigorous interpretation of data obtained using aerosol optical tweezers and for the modeling of aerosol optical traps.
The presence of particles in the flow path of gas turbines can result in several issues related to the machines' operation. Optical tweezing has emerged as a technology that opens a microscopic window through which we can study aerosols in exquisite detail. With the high precision in size and refractive index enabled by cavity enhanced Raman scattering from trapped droplets or from angular light scattering profiles, the kinetics of water transport can be probed. Spectroscopic signatures from fluorescing optically-tweezed aqueous droplets in air and polymer beads in solution are presented and compared. This is followed by a description of the phenomena and principles in droplet processes.
The experiments are explained in detail, applications from many different fields are presented, and the theoretical basis of the systems is outlined. Not only is this a fundamental process of interest to physical chemists, but it is important for understanding the role of aerosol particles in the atmosphere, including their ability to become cloud droplets. Predictions from a theoretical model of optical forces are shown to be in good agreement with the experimental observations of bistability in the trapping position. The phase behaviour of propane aerosols was studied under conditions relevant to Titan's atmosphere. This leads onto more complex systems such as templated porous materials, photonic crystals, colloidal nanocrystals and quasi-crystals through to bottom-up systems for designing hierarchal materials. Self-assembly is therefore a key concept for nanotechnology, but it can be quite a complex and difficult subject to approach. The time constant for equilibration is shown to provide important insight into the coupling of heat and mass transfer during condensation or evaporation.
Side imaging was used in conjunction with imaging in the plane of the optical trap. The phases of the n-butane aerosols were determined by comparing their spectroscopic signatures with spectra collected from thin films of liquid and solid n-butane. Water Droplets to Nanotechnology gives a simple and general overview of the different self-assembly processes which are at the basis of recent developments in nanotechnology. Pure propane or n-pentane aerosols and mixed aerosols mixed with either acetylene, carbon dioxide, or water aerosols were generated in a bath gas cooling cell. The aerosols were generated in the laboratory via condensation from the gas phase in a bath gas cooling cell, and the spectra recorded using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The effect of the presence of a second aerosol substance acetylene, carbon dioxide or water was examined; while this accelerated the first phase transition it did not directly influence the rate of the second phase transition. Finally, ethane is also of potential relevance to Saturn's moon Titan in the form of solid ethane ice droplets Lang et al.
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