Evaporation of microdroplets of three alcohols

S. Michael Rowan, Glen McHale, Michael Newton, M. Toorneman

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The evaporation of small droplets of water resting on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) has previously been shown to be dominated by an initial stage with constant contact radius and an almost linear decrease in contact angle and height. The time and contact radii dependencies were found to be in good agreement with a model based on diffusion. This letter reports the evaporation of small droplets of n-decanol, n-hexanol, and n-propanol resting on Teflon tape (polytetrafluoroethylene). Such systems provide much greater evaporation rates with some droplets completing the process in 1-2 s compared to minutes for the water on PMMA system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1267
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B (Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysical Chemistry)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


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