Measurement of the Hydrophobic Force in a Soft Matter System.

  title={Measurement of the Hydrophobic Force in a Soft Matter System.},
  author={Rico F Tabor and Chu Wu and Franz Grieser and Raymond R Dagastine and Derek Y. C. Chan},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry letters},
  volume={4 22},
The hydrophobic attraction describes the well-known tendency for nonpolar molecules and surfaces to agglomerate in water, controlled by the reorganization of intervening water molecules to minimize disruption to their hydrogen bonding network. Measurements of the attraction between chemically hydrophobised solid surfaces have reported ranges varying from tens to hundreds of nanometers, all attributed to hydrophobic forces. Here, by studying the interaction between two hydrophobic oil drops in… CONTINUE READING