Michel Voué

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The static and dynamic wetting properties of self-assembled alkanethiol monolayers of increasing chain length were studied. The molecular-kinetic theory of wetting was used to interpret the dynamic contact angle data and evaluate the contact-line friction on the microscopic scale. Although the surfaces had a similar static wettability, the coefficient of(More)
Biosensors based on intrinsic detection methods have attracted growing interest. The use of Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy with the attenuated internal total reflection (ATR) mode, in the biodetection context, requires appropriate surface functionalization of the ATR optical element. Here, we report the direct grafting of a thin organic(More)
Water drop impacts are performed on porous-like superhydrophobic surfaces. We investigate the influence of the drop size and of the impact velocity on the event. The Cassie-Baxter/Wenzel transition is observed to be a function of the drop size, as well as the outcomes of the impact or deposition process, which can be deposition, rebound, sticking, or(More)
The wettability of cross-linked poly(dimethylsiloxane) elastomer films and of octadecyltrichlorosilane self-assembled monolayers with water has been measured and compared using various methods. Contact angle hysteresis values were compared with values reported in the literature. A new method to characterize advancing, receding contact angles, and hysteresis(More)
Forced wetting experiments with various liquids were conducted to study the dynamic wetting properties of nylon filament. The molecular-kinetic theory of wetting (MKT) was used to interpret the dynamic contact angle data and evaluate the contact-line friction zeta0 at the microscopic scale. By taking account of the viscosity of the liquid, zeta0 could be(More)
Superhydrophobic surfaces are generated by chemisorption on aluminum substrates of fluorinated block copolymers synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer in supercritical carbon dioxide. In an appropriate solvent, those block copolymers can form micelles with a fluorinated corona, which are grafted on the aluminum substrate thanks to(More)
Superhydrophobic surfaces were prepared from solutions of isotactic polypropylenes of various molecular weights using soft chemistry. Varying the conditions of the experiments (polymer concentration and initial amount of the coated solution) allowed us to optimize the superhydrophobic behavior of the polymer film. Results show that decreasing the(More)
The onset of flow boiling of a liquid is linked to the superheat condition that is necessary to activate the nucleation sites on contacting surfaces. The nucleation sites are usually represented by cavities in the rough surface of the heat exchanger. On smooth surfaces, the region where bubble detachment does not occur due to the lack of superheating may(More)
We report experimental results concerning the detection of 2,4-dinitrophenol, under its free form or coupled to human serum albumin using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy-based sensors. Competitive immunoreactions were carried out using several anti-dinitrophenol monoclonal antibodies. Comparison with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in competition(More)
A numerical method is presented for analysing the effects of the competitive processes of dissociation and complexation that occur at the level of the functional groups of charged polysaccharides during ion exchange experiments carried out on plant cell walls. The interactions between the exchange sites and the mobile ions are handled by the standard(More)