Exclusion Zone Phenomena in Water—A Critical Review of Experimental Findings and Theories

  title={Exclusion Zone Phenomena in Water—A Critical Review of Experimental Findings and Theories},
  author={D. Elton and P. Spencer and J. Riches and E. Williams},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  • D. Elton, P. Spencer, +1 author E. Williams
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Medicine
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • The existence of the exclusion zone (EZ), a layer of water in which plastic microspheres are repelled from hydrophilic surfaces, has now been independently demonstrated by several groups. A better understanding of the mechanisms which generate EZs would help with understanding the possible importance of EZs in biology and in engineering applications such as filtration and microfluidics. Here we review the experimental evidence for EZ phenomena in water and the major theories that have been… CONTINUE READING
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