Lines of dense nanoparticle colloidal suspensions evaporating on a flat surface: formation of non-uniform dried deposits.

Line evaporation of dense nanoparticle suspensions is studied theoretically and experimentally. The 2-D lines are drawn by a pen-like nozzle continuously dispensing a commercially available concentrated organic suspension (50 wt%; 4.3 vol%) of 5 nm gold nanoparticles in toluene solvent. Such particle-containing lines show promise for industrial applications… CONTINUE READING