James D Hoggard

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A method for measuring the zeta potential of disks is described. Combining the hydrodynamic properties of a rotating disk, the solution of Laplace's equation for the potential, and the electrokinetic boundary condition, one obtains an equation that relates the zeta potential of the disk to the streaming potential in the disk's vicinity. Theory predicts a(More)
Methodology for determining the zeta potential of a disk-shaped sample by both streaming potential and streaming current measurements is presented. Integration of Laplace's equation within one radius of the disk surface revealed that the streaming potential decreased strongly in the surface normal direction. With this solution, the zeta potential can be(More)
A corrected theory of the streaming potential in the vicinity of a disk-shaped sample rotating in an electrolytic solution is presented. When streaming-potential measurements on a variety of materials were reduced to a zeta potential according to a prior theory, the results exceeded expected values by a factor of approximately 2, even though other aspects(More)
The directed assembly of micrometer-scale particles into hexagonal lattices on electrodes was probed by subjecting them to electric fields oscillating at 100 Hz. Solutions of KOH, NaHCO(3), and KCl were used because previous investigations of particle pair behavior had shown that an electrolyte-dependent phase angle dictates whether two particles aggregate(More)
A model incorporating a phase angle between an applied electric field and the motion of particles driven by it explains electrolyte-dependent pairwise particle motion near electrodes. The model, predicting that two particles aggregate when this phase angle is greater than 90 degrees but separate when the phase angle is less than 90 degrees , was based(More)
Electric current measurements were performed between 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm parallel-plate electrodes separated by 1.2 mm of heptane doped with 0-15% w/w poly(isobutylene succinimide) (PIBS) having a molecular weight of about 1700. The rapid (microsecond) initial charging of the capacitor can be used to infer the dielectric constant of the solution. The much(More)
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