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Investigating the ubiquitous presence of nanometric water films on surfaces

Author
Santos, S.; Amadei, C.; Lai, C.; Olukan, T.; Lu, J.; Font, J.; Barcons, V.; Verdaguer, A.; Chiesa, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of physical chemistry C
Date of publication
2021-06-25
Volume
125
First page
15759
Last page
15772
DOI
10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c03767
URL
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c03767 Open in new window
Abstract
When we speak of nanometric water films on surfaces we are speaking about a truly ubiquitous phenomenon in nature. All surfaces exposed to ambient conditions are covered by a thin film of water that affects or mediates surface chemistry, general physical-chemical processes on surfaces, and even solid–solid interactions. We have investigated this phenomenon for over a decade by exploiting dynamic atomic force microscopy and have (1) described how these layers affect apparent height measurements...
Keywords
Atmospheric chemistry, Hydrophobicity, Layers, Molecules, Oscillation
Group of research
CIRCUIT - Communication Circuits and Systems Research Group
PERC-UPC - Power Electronics Research Centre
SSR-UPC - Smart Sustainable Resources

Participants

  • Santos Hernández, Sergio  (Corresponding author)
  • Amadei, Carlo Alberto  (author)
  • Lai, Chia-Yun  (author)
  • Olukan, Tuza  (author)
  • Lu, Jin-You  (author)
  • Font Teixido, Jose  (author)
  • Barcons Xixons, Victor  (author)
  • Verdaguer Prats, Albert  (Corresponding author)
  • Chiesa, Matteo  (Corresponding author)