Influence of nanobubbles on the adsorption of nanoparticles.

A quartz crystal microbalance was used to study the influence of nanobubbles on the adsorption of polystyrene nanoparticles onto surfaces coated with gold, or coated with dodecanethiol or mercaptoundecanoic acid self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Adsorption of the nanoparticles onto the surface causes the resonant frequency of the quartz crystal to decrease… CONTINUE READING