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Wetting characteristics of vertically aligned graphene nanosheets

Ghosh, Monalisa and Anand, Venu and Gowravaram, Mohan Rao (2018) Wetting characteristics of vertically aligned graphene nanosheets. In: NANOTECHNOLOGY, 29 (38).

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aad157

Abstract

Vertically aligned graphene nanosheets (VAGNs) are a class of graphitic carbon in which few layers of graphene nanosheets are aligned perpendicular to the plane of the substrate. The change in water contact angle (from 103 degrees to 135 degrees) with VAGNs, as a function of change in the surface geometry, is analysed. Theoretical calculations and comparison with the experimental data shows that the apparent contact angle values of VAGNs are closer to that of the fully non-wetting mode or ideal Cassie mode of wetting. The ideal Cassie mode of wetting also explains the variation of the water contact angle of VAGNs with the surface morphology of the material and predicts how surface parameters can be modified to get the required wettability for a certain application of this material.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belong to IOP PUBLISHING LTD, TEMPLE CIRCUS, TEMPLE WAY, BRISTOL BS1 6BE, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 15:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60356

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